At Spire Bushey Hospital we provide consultant led antenatal care comprising of a series of private consultations and scans. Our obstetric consultants are committed to providing excellent antenatal care for those who prefer dedicated one-to-one care throughout pregnancy. The consultant you see will guide you through your nine months giving you information about all types of birth from normal deliveries through to caesarean section which will help you to make an informed choice depending on how your pregnancy is progressing.
We provide a range of pregnancy scans including ultrasound and foetal growth scans (usually 28, 32 and 36 weeks). Accurate assessment of the baby's growth inside the womb by a midwife sonographer is essential to good antenatal care, and at Spire Bushey Hospital we can ensure that this is monitored carefully.
We also offer private antenatal classes which are provided by experienced midwives Sarah Denning and Lucy Nicopoullos. Sarah and Lucy are passionate about the importance of giving useful, up-to-date practical information to families during pregnancy. They know that the best quality antenatal education helps women to have a good birth experience, to make informed choices and to get the best out of the maternity services on offer.
The classes are available to everyone, whether you are planning to have your baby privately or using NHS services, to first time parents or refreshers -all are welcome. You can also book other family members in to the emergency life support session.
You would usually start the course at 28-30 weeks of pregnancy, but we recommend booking in good time, as the groups tend to fill up quite quickly.
The Knowledge Antenatal Classes are held at Spire Bushey Hospital on Sunday mornings, very occasionally on Saturdays and normally run for consecutive weeks. The sessions are run in a logical sequence from labour to babycare, and while it is most helpful for you to do a full course, you can book specific sessions as well.
We can arrange the delivery of your baby at The Knutsford Suite which is a private delivery suite at Watford General Hospital. The Knutsford Suite will provide you with the very highest standards of postnatal care in a relaxed and peaceful environment.
In the postnatal period after you and your baby have been discharged from the hospital all postnatal checks will be held at Spire Bushey Hospital with the consultant that led you through your pregnancy. The consultant will ensure that everything with your baby is progressing well and give you comfort and reassurance through any difficulties.
If you would like more information about our private obstetrics service please contact our appointments line on 020 8901 5555 or if you would like to book onto our antenatal course please contact Claudia on 07909 114 832.