Labour Ward 

Labour Ward

Labour Ward is primarily for women and babies who are classified as being at higher obstetric or fetal risk and who may require more specialist care and input from our midwives and obstetricians during the course of their labour and birth.

All our midwives specialise in promoting normality and active labour whilst having the skills to provide care for women who may be in a higher risk category and require closer monitoring. On Labour Ward you have several options to assist you through your labour from acupuncture, to mobile epidurals once your labour has established. Your midwife will discuss all your options with you.

You can choose to use birthing balls and be mobile during your labour. We have cordless monitoring to facilitate active labour whilst ensuring continuous electronic heart rate monitoring for your baby.

We also have one birthing pool in which the cordless monitor can also be used, providing mothers who may require closer monitoring during their labour with greater choice.

The midwife caring for you can also suggest a range of options and positions that you can adopt during your labour and birth. All our labour rooms offer complete privacy and have en suite toilet and shower facilities, all aiming to provide you with a positive birthing experience.

Location

Labour Ward is located on the 2nd Floor of the Elizabeth Garratt Anderson (EGA) Wing.

Facilities

  • 13 labour / birthing rooms (includes 1 pool room)
  • 2 obstetric theatres
  • 4 bed Close Observation Bays (COB)

 Consultants

Mr Seni Subair, Consultant in Obstetrics

Mr Seni Subair

Mr Subair is the lead Labour Ward lead obstetrician.

He specialises in labour ward leadership, maternal medicine and high-risk obstetrics. He jointly runs multi-disciplinary antenatal clinics with consultants in diabetes and endocrinology, psychiatry and an obstetric physician. He has a particular interest in complicated pregnancies and regularly teaches on the ‘advanced life support in obstetrics’ course.

He is Chair of the maternity services clinical guidelines and labour care governance committees at UCLH. He is a member of the British Maternal and Fetal medicine society.

 Midwives

Belinda Green, Consultant Midwife

Belinda Green

Belinda joined the maternity team at UCLH in 2007. Prior to becoming a midwife in 1992 she was a general nurse. Her roles at UCLH include being the labour ward manager, the maternity quality lead midwife and in 2010 becoming a consultant midwife.

She spends half of her time working in the clinical area with the remainder of her time pursuing research interests aimed at improving the experience of pregnant women and their partners. Her specialist interests are in women with history of previous caesarean section and birth options available to them, but is happy to discuss any problems or issues women may have during their pregnancy journey (past and present).

"I believe that every woman and their partner has the right to make informed decisions about their pregnancy and birth. We support and work with couples in a partnership to achieve a memorable and safe birth experience."

Email: Belinda.Green@uclh.nhs.uk