What we do

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We are one of London’s leading maternity hospitals and care for more than 6,000 mothers and babies each year. We provide all aspects of obstetric and midwifery care, from before conception and before birth (antenatal) to birth and after delivery (postnatal).

Our expert team of midwives and doctors works hard to give you the care and support you need to have a safe and satisfying birth. Every woman has her own ideas about how she would like her baby to be born – whether at home or in hospital – and we do our best to help you to achieve this.

Are you pregnant and want to have your baby with King's?
You do not have to see your GP before contacting us. Fill in the King's College Hospital antenatal self-referral form form to refer yourself. Please send completed forms to We will then email you with a reference number to confirm we have received the form. Appointment letters will be sent out in the post. Please note we may contact and share information with other health professionals as required.

We see women who live in the below postcode areas in Lambeth, Southwark, and Lewisham. Referrals from women who live outside this catchment area will also be considered:

  • SW2, SW4, SW8, SW9, SW16
  • SE1, SE4, SE5, SE11, SE14, SE15, SE16, SE17, SE19, SE21, SE22, SE23, SE24, SE25, SE26, SE27
  • CR7

Antenatal care (before the birth)
This is provided by the midwifery team caring for women in your local area, alongside your GP or obstetrician. During your pregnancy they will see you regularly to make sure you and your baby are well. Your care includes routine health checks such as blood tests and other screenings. Your screening options are explained in a screening information leaflet, which is produced by Public Health England and available in several languages. We also provide care if screening finds you have an infectious disease, including Hepatitis B, HIV or syphilis.

We recommend you make a birth plan with your wishes for labour and birth. Your midwife can help you with this.

Clinic and scan locations
Check your appointment letter to see where to go for your appointments, because these are held at a variety of locations. This includes GP surgeries, health centres, and a number of buildings on the King's site. Ultrasound (nuchal) scans take place in the Harris Birthright Centre, in the Fetal Medicine Research Institute. Buildings on the hospital site are shown on the King's campus map.

Urgent advice
If you need urgent advice and are: pregnant and currently receiving care at King's; have just given birth at King's; or have had a home birth with King's:

  • Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm: contact the midwifery team leading your care.
  • Out of hours: contact the Nightingale Birth Centre.

Where to give birth
You can choose to give birth:

  • in the Nightingale Birth Centre at King’s
  • at home with the help of our community-based midwives, if you live in King’s catchment area.

Giving birth at King’s
Our Maternity Department is on the third and fourth floors of the Golden Jubilee Wing and includes the Nightingale Birth Centre. Our facilities include 10 labour rooms, operating theatres, recovery rooms and a high dependency unit (HDU).

Midwife-led birthing suite
We have two midwife-led birthing rooms, each with a birthing pool and their own shower and toilet, where we have created a ‘home from home’ feel for mums.

Neonatal Unit
Babies who need special care are looked after in the Neonatal Unit by our specialist team.

Anthony Nolan umbilical cord blood donation
If you give birth at King’s College Hospital, you can help save the life of someone with blood cancer by donating your umbilical cord blood to the Anthony Nolan Cord Blood Programme after you give birth. We are one of five hospitals in the UK where women can donate their umbilical cords. Please watch this short animation about donating your cord.

If you would like to register to donate cord blood, please speak with your midwife or one of the dedicated cord blood collectors at King’s College Hospital.

Find out more about Anthony Nolan’s Cord blood programme and their lifesaving work. If you have any questions about cord blood donation, please get in touch with the team at Anthony Nolan:

After the birth (postnatal)
If everything has gone well we encourage you to go home within a few hours. We will give you emergency contact numbers to call if you have any worries. If you or your baby needs to stay in hospital you will be transferred to one of our wards.

Going home
Our care does not stop once you are at home. When you leave King’s you should have a visit from your community midwife within 24 hours. They will plan visits with you over the next 10 days. If you live outside King’s area your details will be passed to your local community midwives who will take over your care. If you would like support with breastfeeding, check out the Lambethmilkspots Facebook page for up to date information about breastfeeding cafes and drop-in sessions in Lambeth and Southwark. We also offer feeding support at our postnatal clinics on Thursdays and Sundays.

Get involved
If you'd like to help us improve our maternity services for parents and babies, join the King’s Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP).


Fourth floor, Golden Jubilee Wing, King's College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS

Contact Details

  • Main Reception: +44 (0)20 3299 3246
  • Harris Birthright Centre: +44 (0)20 3299 3246
  • Infant Feeding Specialist Midwife: +44 (0)20 3299 2659
  • Neonatal Unit: +44 (0)20 3299 3553
  • Nightingale Birth Centre: +44 (0)20 3299 3222

Patient Information Leaflets

Conditions we treat

We offer a full range of care, including:

  • midwife booking clinics
  • follow-up clinics led by midwives
  • consultant-led clinics
  • scanning
  • care for women with complications
  • care for women with mental health issues
  • care for women with substance misuse problems
  • a home birth service.

We encourage antenatal care to be based in the community where possible. Hospital-based midwife and consultant-led clinics are held Monday to Friday in Suite 8, 3rd floor, Golden Jubilee Wing and the Midwives' House on Coldharbour Lane. Some midwife clinics are also held on a Saturday.

Nuchal scanning takes place in the Harris Birthright Centre. Please see the booking information below before requesting a booking appointment.

If the woman has been booked in the community and a nuchal scan is required, please send the request using the Antenatal Booking form, stating which community midwifery team the women is booked under.

Main contacts

  • Antenatal clinic reception/appointments, tel 020 3299 3246
  • Antenatal booking and nuchal scan appointments, tel 020 3299 8131
  • Midwives Office, tel 020 3299 3246, option 2

King's Maternity Service catchment area

This service is offered to women living in the following postcodes in Lambeth, Southwark, and Lewisham:

  • SW2, SW4, SW8, SW9, SW16
  • SE1, SE4, SE5, SE11, SE14, SE15, SE16, SE17, SE19, SE21, SE22, SE23, SE24, SE25, SE26, SE27
  • CR7

Women who live outside this catchment area will also be considered.

Booking a patient at King's

Routine Referrals

GPs can refer for all clinics using the referral form at the bottom of the page. Email the form to

Pregnant women can self-refer by filling in the King's College Hospital antenatal self-referral form form. When you open the form please click ‘Enable Editing’ at the top so you can fill in the form. Please send completed forms to We will then email you with a reference number to confirm we have received the form. Appointment letters will be sent out in the post.

Emergency Referrals

Email the GP Antenatal referral form to You can also telephone the office on 020 3299 3246 to confirm receipt and an expected appointment date if required, though the administration staff may need to liaise with the midwives before they can confirm a date.

If there is a suspected problem with the pregnancy and the women is:

  • less than 16 weeks pregnant, refer the women to the Early Pregnancy And Gynaecology Assessment Unit (EPAGAU)
  • 16 weeks or more pregnant, refer to the Maternal Assessment Unit (MAU). Referrals for MAU can be self-referral, or made by the GP or midwife.

In an emergency, please refer the patient straight to the Emergency Department.

Other Queries

For any other queries, contact 020 3299 3246.

Referral Forms

Please complete the relevant form and note any pre-consultation investigations required:

Key Clinical Staff

Name Job Title
Dr Sadia Bhatti Obstetric Consultant Lead for Postnatal Care
Miss Jemma Johns Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
Dr Nick Kametas Consultant in Maternal-Foetal Medicine and Obstetrics
Dr Devi Subramanian Consultant in Obstetrics and Foetal Medicine