A very warm welcome to the Rosie. Our aim is to provide woman centred care and to support you to have as normal a pregnancy and childbirth experience as possible. We seek to achieve this by involving you in all aspects of your care to enable you to establish a meaningful and supportive relationship with your maternity care providers and to feel confident in the care you receive.
If you have a positive pregnancy test: here's what to do next.
Place of birth options
The Rosie offers three locations for labour and birth – home, Rosie birth centre (RBC) or delivery unit.
For women who would like to know more about pain relief for labour and in particular about the risks and benefits of epidural analgesia (including some myth busting), or would like to know more about about anaesthesia for caesarean section.
Depending on the type of birth you have and if both you and your baby are well, you can go home between 2 and 24 hours after the birth.
Labour and birth
Whatever you want to know about getting pregnant, being pregnant or caring for your new baby, you can find in the NHS Your pregnancy and baby guide.
Community maternity care
Our dedicated and committed Community Midwives (CMW) and Maternity Support Workers (MSW) work within our local communities offering a range of services from both hospital and community settings.
Notification of pregnancy
To be completed by midwife/GP.