Pregnant women, birthing people and their partners can choose between birthing at home, within a birth centre (or a midwifery-led unit), or in hospital on an obstetric ward.

The health professionals supporting your maternity journey will support you with your options and preferences. There are a number of advantages and considerations when choosing your place of birth and wherever you choose, the place should feel right for you and you should feel supported in your decision. You can change your mind at any point in your pregnancy.

For more information on birth choice, that you may find useful, please click on the links.

To help you choose where to give birth, you can try the Which? tool.