We’re proud to provide supportive, personalised and high-quality maternity care to more than 10,000 women and birthing people each year living in and around Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey, Hertfordshire, Islington, and Middlesex.
We want you to have the best possible experience with us throughout your pregnancy, birth and after your baby is born.
There are a range of places where you can choose to give birth, and we aim for you to have one midwife to look after you throughout most of your maternity journey as part of our continuity of carer approach.
Our maternity care is provided from several of our hospitals and community hubs. Our two main maternity hospitals are Barnet Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital, where we have midwifery-led birth centres and consultant-led delivery suites.
We also provide maternity services at Chase Farm Hospital, Edgware Community Hospital, Finchley Memorial Hospital and a range of health centres, GP practices, children's centres and other community locations.
Please watch the video below for more information on the maternity services we offer, or explore our web pages for advice on how we can support you.
When visiting our maternity services, please follow our current advice:
- One partner or companion can attend all antenatal clinic appointments and pregnancy scans.
- One partner or companion can attend the Maternity Day Unit (Barnet Hospital) and Day Assessment Unit (Royal Free Hospital) and triage units at both sites.
- Two birth partners can support women/birthing people on the labour wards and in the birth centres.
- One partner or companion can visit throughout a 24-hour period on Victoria ward and 5 South (antenatal/postnatal wards).
- One additional partner or companion is permitted on Victoria ward and 5 South (antenatal / postnatal wards) between 2 to 8pm. The second visitor can be a sibling.
Maternity & Neonatal Voices at the Royal Free London is a group where parents and parents-to-be can share their views and experiences of maternity care with midwives and doctors from our maternity services, and with the clinical commissioning groups, who pay for and monitor maternity care.
The group looks at topics which are important to parents and make recommendations on how maternity care can be improved.
If you’d like to join our Maternity and Neonatal Voices Partnership group and help shape our maternity care, please email royalfreematernityvoices
The Friends and Family Test (FTT) is an important feedback tool that provides an opportunity for people who our maternity services to share their experience.
You should be given the opportunity to complete this before you leave hospital, but if you aren’t, you can complete one of our local surveys.