Aylesbury Birth Centre
If you are expecting an uncomplicated labour and birth, but do not want to have a homebirth, you can choose to have your baby at Aylesbury Birth Centre.
Your care team
Your pregnancy and postnatal care will be provided by your community midwifery and community team.
Your care during labour and birth will be provided one of the birth centre midwives who will provide personalised care for you and your baby.
You will be invited to the birth centre for your 36, 40 and 41 week appointments to give you the opportunity to meet the birth centre midwives and discuss your birth plan and birth choices with them.
Birth centre facilities
Aylesbury birth centre offers you the reassurance of having all the necessary support on hand during labour and birth as well as a comfortable and homely environment with the latest birthing aids available.
All rooms are en-suite and have adjustable lighting and heating to enable you to be as relaxed as possible. The centre has access to aromatherapy oils, CD players, birthing balls, cushioned mats and birthing stools to help you be as comfortable as possible throughout your labour and birth.
Birthing pools are available for you to use during labour and all our midwives are fully trained in water births should you choose to remain in water when you have your baby.
Women who choose to have their baby at a birth centre are less likely to have intervention during labour and report a greater satisfaction with the care that they receive.
If either you or your baby require additional monitoring, your midwife will transfer you to our main labour ward where your care will continue.
Tours of the unit
Tours of the birth centre are included in the tour of the unit which can be booked online at http://tinyurl.com/bucksparentcraft.
Our tours fill up very quickly so we advise that you book your place during early pregnancy by calling 01296 316120, Monday-Friday 9am-12pm.
You can take a virtual tour of the centre at any time by watching our short film.
Aylesbury birth centre, Claydon Wing, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Mandeville Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP21 8AL
Tel: 01296 316101
How to find us
The Claydon Wing is located towards the back of the site, past the main A&E entrance. There is a short stay drop off area outside of the Claydon Wing entrance and visitor parking nearby.
When you enter the Claydon Wing, go through the double doors taking you into the main maternity area. Directly to your right there is another set of double doors. Please ring the bell when you arrive to speak to one of the team who will help you.
The birth centre is directly through the doors. The main reception desk is at the end of the corridor in the labour ward should you need to find a member of staff.