New Forest Birth Centre

Run by experienced midwives and support staff, the New Forest Birth Centre offers a safe, friendly environment for the best possible start for you and your baby. It is located at Ashurst on the edge of the New Forest.

Birth centres are suitable for women having a healthy pregnancy and those expecting to have a straightforward birth. You can choose us even if this is your first baby.

You may wish to consider a birth centre if you would like to give birth in a ‘home away from home’ environment as an alternative to the traditional labour ward or home.

The birth centre also provides antenatal support in preparation for parenthood, postnatal transfer facilities and private spaces and ongoing support including breastfeeding support groups.

For some women, your midwife may recommend that you have your baby on the labour ward at the Princess Anne Hospital instead. This might be because you have medical problems such as heart problems, a BMI of over 35 at the start of your pregnancy, are expecting twins, triplets or more, or have had a problem giving birth before. See the Virtual tour of New Forest Birth Centre for more information and speak to your midwife about making your choice.

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Contact the New Forest Birth Centre

New Forest Birth Centre
Ashurst Hospital
Lyndhurst Rd
Ashurst
Southampton SO40 7AR