Meals and visiting times

We're pleased to offer new parents the opportunity to eat meals together, as partners can order from our menu for a small charge.

Women who are labouring or who have given birth can help themselves to tea, coffee, squash and cold water. Contributions are appreciated from partners and visitors, to help us maintain this service.

Visiting times at New Forest Birth Centre

We ask that visitors are limited so that we can maintain the privacy, dignity and security of women giving birth and their babies.

  • Partners are welcome from 9.30am
  • Lunch is at 1pm
  • Quiet hour from 1.30 to 2.30pm
  • Afternoon visiting is 2.30 to 4pm
  • Dinner is at 5.30pm
  • Evening visiting is from 7 to 8.30pm.

Partners are welcome until 9pm, and children who are siblings of the new baby are also welcome.