Birth Choices in Brighton and Hove

Here in Brighton and Hove, you have the choice of a home or hospital birth.

There is not currently a midwifery led unit in Brighton – we are working on it! The nearest option is Crowborough

http://www.crowboroughbirthingcentre.co.uk/

Women who choose to have their baby at home will be cared for by a dedicated team, who provide an award winning service

The home birth rate in the city is well above the national average and it’s growing in popularity with women

Home Birth Poster (1)

https://www.rcm.org.uk/news-views-and-analysis/news/%E2%80%98brighton-and-sussex-midwives-scoop-top-prize-at-rcm-annual-awards

Women who choose to have their baby in hospital will give birth at either Royal Sussex County or Princess Royal in Haywards Heath.  You can choose whichever of the obstectrics units you would prefer. Pools are available at both units. Sometimes if a unit is full you might be asked to go to the other site, this happens rarely.

Follow the link below to see virtual tours, including community settings and home birth.

https://www.bsuh.nhs.uk/maternity/our-services/virtual-tours/

We would love to hear your feedback on birth and birth options in the city, so we can continue to work to improve services. Use our contact us form to get in touch!