FAQs

Have any questions? Check out the below or get in touch.

How do I book my care with Eugene?

Please call Eugene’s PA, Buki, on +44 79 0866 8647 to arrange a booking appointment with Eugene and we’ll take it from there.

I’m already 30 weeks pregnant, am I too late?

Not at all. We suggest that you book in with us as soon as you possibly can, but if you find Eugene late in your pregnancy we’ll do our best to facilitate your care.

How much does it cost?

Check out our fees here.

What’s in the room I’ll give birth in?

Your room has everything you need to give birth to your baby. All of our delivery suites are private with en-suite facilities and are bigger to give you space to birth how you would like to. We also have birth pool rooms and a garden room that is the perfect place to relax during labour.

What facilities are available in my room after I deliver?

All our rooms are beautifully crafted to create a peaceful and modern environment for your little one to greet the world in. Each room has individual climate control, great natural light, en-suite facilities, a flat screen TV, Wi-Fi and a guest bed so your birthing partner can stay with you.

What should I bring for my stay?

Check out the suggested list here.

I’ve gone into labour. What do I do?

Call Eugene on 079 6058 4979, then come in as soon as possible so we can assess you.

What about parking?

Please be aware the hospital is in the Congestion Charging Zone. Parking for patients and visitors is limited and you will need to pay on foot when you leave. Parking charges are £2.60/hour Monday-Friday 6am-6.30pm and £1.50/hour at all other times. If no parking is available for your visitors when they arrive, please note that they can find parking on Lambeth Palace Road.

What happens if all the delivery suites are full?

In the unlikely event that all of our delivery suites are full, we have a home-style birth centre available.

Will I have a dedicated midwife throughout my labour?

Yes. A dedicated midwife will remain with you during your labour, plus through recovery, if you have a C-section. On the postnatal suite, there is a ratio of one midwife to three patients so that you have reliable, round-the-clock care.

What pain relief do you offer, and how do I get it?

We support non-medical pain relief options like hypnotherapy and TENS machines and offer birthing pools. You can also receive Entonox (gas and air) or inform Eugene that you would like an epidural.

Can my partner or birth partner stay with me during labour?

Of course!

How many people can I have in the delivery suite?

In order to maintain a calm, relaxed environment we limit the people in the delivery suite to you, your birth partner, Eugene and your midwife. If you would like to have a doula, Eugene is happy to discuss this with you.

Can I eat while I’m in labour?

We advise you have a light snack to keep your energy up.

What will happen to my baby once he or she is born?

A neonatologist will check your baby once they are born, and regularly until you leave the hospital. In the unlikely event that your baby needs further care, we have one of the best neonatology departments on-site so you are only a short walk from your baby at all times. Please note that fees will apply as private patients are not entitled to NHS care.

What if I need emergency care after giving birth?

The Westminster Suite is situated in Guy’s and St Thomas’, alongside an exceptional adult intensive care unit. Please note that fees will apply as private patients are not entitled to NHS care.

Will I be shown how to breastfeed?

Your midwife will give you advice, support and help with breastfeeding or bottle feeding. How to feed your baby is your choice, and we will provide you as much information to make that choice.

Can my partner stay with me after the birth?

Of course. We provide a sofa bed and linen so they can stay with you.

When can I have visitors?

We don’t have visiting hours, as babies just aren’t that predictable! However, we do ask that you consider other patients on the Suite if visitors are coming during the night.

Can I see a physiotherapist?

Your midwife will give you advice, support and help with breastfeeding or bottle feeding. How to feed your baby is your choice, and we will provide you as much information to make that choice.

Private Maternity & Birth Services
London, UK

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079 0866 8647

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