If you and your baby are healthy, your pregnancy is at low risk of complications, and you have not previously had a caesarean, you should be able to birth in our midwifery led birthing unit or birth at home. Intervention rates are lower for planned home and midwifery unit births supporting a ‘normal birth’ experience. Normal births means that you go into labour by yourself and give birth without assistance from instruments, without caesarean section and without general, spinal or epidural anaesthetic before or after birth. Women recover more quickly from a normal birth, are less likely to have complications following birth and are more likely to find they can establish breastfeeding. If your pregnancy is more complex your midwife will recommend that you birth on the Consultant Unit where doctors will be available if needed.
The Bluebell Birth Centre is the new alongside midwife-led unit at Warwick Hospital, is the newest birth facility in the area and will enable expectant parents to have their babies in a relaxed environment that offers home-from-home comforts, with the reassurance of having trained clinicians on site if needed.
Offering four top of the range birthing rooms, with birthing pools available in all of them. Birth centres are very safe for low risk women, they increase the chance of having a normal birth with less intervention. Midwives are trained to detect if labour is not progressing normally and if there are any concerns about you or your baby’s wellbeing you will be transferred to the on-site obstetric unit.
If you would like a tour of the Bluebell Birth Centre please email: firstname.lastname@example.org. You will need to leave your gestation/due date and we’ll arrange it with you for around 33 weeks onwards.
The tour will take in both labour ward, Swan Ward and Bluebell and they will occur at 4pm on Wednesdays.
Please note we do not arrange them over the phone.
Contact and location
Tel: +44(0)1926 495 321 ext 6973/6976
Click the image below for a video on how to find the Bluebell Birth Centre.