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Am I eligible for midwife-led care

At The Portland Hospital there is an eligibility criteria for booking patient’s care under the Midwifery Led Team and each woman will be risk assessed throughout the antenatal period, labour and birth and referred to their named Midwife Led Delivery (MLD) consultant should risk factors develop during any of these stages.

The following criterion has been developed with reference to nationally agreed NICE guidelines to ensure the safety of both mother and baby.

Who can book with MLD?

  • Singleton pregnancy
  • Aged between 18-39 years
  • Can be Group B Strep Positive and receive IV Intravenous Antibiotics
  • Cephalic presentation
  • BMI between 18.0-30.0
  • Women with a maximum of 4 previous babies
  • Women with an uncomplicated current and previous pregnancy/ies
  • Gestation no greater than 32 weeks at booking for overseas patients
  • Gestation no greater than 36 weeks at booking for NHS patients with complete records of full AN care
  • Primary well controlled Hypothyroidism accepted

Please note that eligibility for the midwife-led care package is at the discretion of the midwife-led team to ensure the wellbeing of mother and baby.

For further information please contact our Maternity Services Advisor on 020 7390 6068.

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