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 About obstetrics with Claire…..


Miss Mellon only delivers privately at the Portland Hospital.  You can find all the information about the hospital on their website – www.theportlandhospital.com



Consultant-Led Care
We believe that it is important to offer parents-to-be an informed choice, both in the type of birthing care you receive: either consultant-led or midwife-led through to the type of birth: from a natural delivery with or without an epidural, through to caesarean section or water birth. Depending on your individual birthing requirements we offer a range of care packages to suit your needs.

Once your baby is born we offer evidence-based advice on feeding and caring for your newborn as well as postnatal exercises and paediatric services.

Consultant-led care

This package is ideal for those parents who prefer to be looked after by a consultant obstetrician throughout their pregnancy. Our team of more than 80 obstetric consultants are all independent practitioners who have undergone a rigorous process of assessment prior to gaining admitting privileges to our hospital.

Your chosen obstetrician will advise on all aspects of your antenatal and obstetric care. They will also arrange your hospital booking for the delivery of your baby and offer an informed choice on all types of birth from normal deliveries through to elective or medical caesarean sections.

Some mothers-to-be discover late in their pregnancy that they require a medical caesarean section, which depending on your policy may even be covered by your healthcare insurance. All our consultant obstetricians accept late bookings.

Parents-to-be who are booked under the care of a consultant obstetrician are encouraged to attend the midwifery-booking clinic: a pre-assessment clinic, which also offers you the chance to meet a member of the hospital midwifery team before the birth itself to discuss your personal needs. Our midwifery team can give you a wealth of advice on nutrition, health and well-being throughout your pregnancy, as well as discuss your plans for delivery at the hospital. A midwife will be present throughout your delivery to assist the obstetrician. They will also care for you whilst you remain in the hospital post-delivery and provide invaluable support with feeding your new baby.

Should you need any assistance or wish to book a tour, then please contact The Portland Hospital Maternity Enquiry Line +44 (0) 20 7390 6068.