Main telephone number:
020 8401 3000

Booking your care with our Antenatal Booking Centre (ABC)

Having a baby is a life-changing event that is different for every mum. It can be both exciting and bewildering, with lots of questions and many choices to make.

To support you to have a healthy start for you and your baby, it is important to arrange your antenatal booking appointment by the 10th week of your pregnancy.

You can either refer yourself to the hospital by completing our online referral form or by calling the Antenatal Booking Centre on 020 8401 3000 ext 4202 or by going to your GP who will refer you.

We will aim to ensure that your first booking appointment is within two weeks.

If you aren't already taking folic acid, please start as soon as possible to help your developing baby.

If you want to find out more about our facilities and care, then come along to one of our Early Pregnancy evenings - held at 7pm on the first Wednesday of each month - at our Antenatal Clinic (yellow zone) on this map.

More information about the care we offer is also available by clicking on the red tabs above. 



mum, baby and midwife at CHS

Films about our maternity services

Come on a tour of our maternity services and find out what is on offer to expectant parents, and the choices we offer when you’re planning to have your baby.

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Woodcroft Road Home Page Gallery
Antenatal entrance Home Page Gallery
Birth Centre 1 Home Page Gallery
Birth Centre 3 Home Page Gallery
Home Birth Home Page Gallery
Maternity suite home page gallery
Neo Natal 2 Home Page Gallery
Neo natal 3 Home Page Gallery
Neo Natal Home Page Gallery
Thank you cards Home Page Gallery

When the time comes for you to have your baby, you want to be in a place where you feel comfortable, relaxed, confident and secure. You also want everything to go as smoothly as possible.Our midwives will be with you every step of the way, offering your help and advice throughout your pregnancy.

These web pages and films tell you more about the care we offer if you choose to have your baby with us. When you are ready to start planning for your pregnancy you can use the antenatal referral form to book your first appointment with us, or ask your GP to do this for you.

Visting the antenatal unit? Click here for a map of the hospital. The Antenatal unit is in the yellow zone. The closest parking is Car Park 2 which is right next to the maternity unit (green zone) where there is also a drop off zone.



We receive regular feedback on our services from local mums as well as a range of health care regulators.  

Recently Emma sent us this lovely picture of her baby Arthur and thanked us for the excellent care she received throughout her pregnancy and labour. Just some of her words are below

“Right from the word go everyone was amazing, booking in scans, rearranging dates etc no one could have been more helpful….

“I developed complications during pregnant with gestational diabetes and then borderline pre-eclampsia. I was under the care of Boni (diabetic midwife) who is so passionate about her job made me feel like I was her only patient - how she ever makes it home I'll never know.

“Whenever there was an issue … she was always at the end of the phone or physically able to see me if needed. Nothing was too much trouble for anyone.

“[Arthur] was brought into the world by a team who exude the best qualities the NHS have to offer. Once up on Mary Ward we had just the right combination of care. We were left to the adjustments of parenthood but knew someone was there if needed.

“I 100% recommend anyone to use your services.”

 Email received November 2017


"Just want to say how pleased I am with the services we got from Croydon's labour suite...  just want to say thank you to everyone but especially Jason."

Care Opinion, May 2017


"I gave birth to my daughter at Croydon University hospital and my experience of staff who took care of me in Hope ward and Labour ward were excellent."

Care Opinion, March 2017


'"I want to thank all of the staff of the Hope and Labour ward for looking after me and my little one before and after his delivery. You all did a very amazing job to keep us both well and healthy.

Thanks for the professionalism of all the staff keeping us well informed, making us feel that we were looked after and making the arrival of our baby boy so special even under unexpected circumstances (emergency caesarean)."

Care Opinion, March 2017


"I gave birth to my baby three days ago at Croydon Hospital in the early hours of the morning and was cared for by one of the most fantastic midwives I've ever met....My midwife Jason was really lovely, he put me at ease and was so kind and caring to me and my husband...I cannot speak more highly of him or your department at all."

Care Opinion, January 2017


Independent feedback on our maternity services