All forms of pain relief are available at The Portland Hospital including the use of a birthing pool, hypnobirthing and epidural.
Your midwife or consultant obstetrician will explain the options to you before your delivery. If you wish, you can be referred to a member of the resident anaesthetist team to discuss your options further.
We have a dedicated resident consultant anaesthetist on the labour ward 24 hours a day to offer epidural and other types of pain relief. The consultant anaesthetist is also instantly available should you require an emergency caesarean section.
To find out more about our resident consultant anaesthetists click here