At University College Hospital you can opt for a planned private caesarean section, with the support of your choice of consultant and a team of midwives. We offer high quality obstetric care and are able to support women with either straightforward or complex pregnancies, including multiple births.
Please note we do not currently offer private vaginal deliveries at UCLH, although we are planning to offer this in the near future.
Caesarean births are conducted by your consultant of choice in our specialist obstetric theatre, with pain management specialists on hand to support you through your birth.
Our team of dedicated private midwives will also be able to support you through the birth, and will be by your side to provide the highest quality postnatal support, giving you the best clinical care as well as advice on breastfeeding, bathing and dressing your baby, to ensure that your child gets the best possible start in life.
A number of world-class obstetric consultants offer private maternity services at UCLH:
Mr Ruwan Wimalasundera, Consultant in obstetrics and fetal medicine
Mr Wimalasundera is the Clinical Lead for Obstetrics at UCLH and considered one of UK’s leading specialists in the management of multiple pregnancies. He manages both low and high risk pregnancies and specialises in the management of multiple pregnancies including complicated monochorionic pregnancies. Mr Wimalasundera also runs the multiple pregnancy service at UCLH.
He encourages the natural management of pregnancies but also offers the option of a natural caesarean section when it is appropriate.
Mr Pat O’Brien, Consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology
Mr Pat O’Brien has been a consultant and honorary senior lecturer in obstetrics and gynaecology at UCLH since 1999.
Mr O’Brien specialises in maternal medicine and high-risk obstetrics, and jointly runs a multi-disciplinary antenatal clinic involving consultants in fetal medicine, cardiology, haematology, diabetes, anaesthesia, and an obstetric physician. He has a particular interest in medical complications of pregnancy. He lectures widely in the UK and abroad, and runs courses on fetal monitoring, medical problems on the delivery suite, psychiatric problems and cardiac disorders in pregnancy.
Mr George Attilakos, Consultant in obstetrics and fetal medicine
Mr Attilakos is the lead clinician for the Maternal Fetal Assessment Unit (MFAU) at University College Hospital. In addition to looking after single pregnancies, Mr Attilakos specialises in looking after complicated and uncomplicated multiple pregnancies.
He has a special interest in postgraduate medical education and is the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists’ college tutor for UCLH. He has co-developed a national course for teaching operative birth skills to junior obstetricians.
Mr Joseph Iskaros, Consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist
Joseph Iskaros is a senior consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology as well as an honorary senior lecturer at UCH NHS Foundation Trust. He received his training in London prior to becoming a specialist in 2001. As well as being a practicing doctor in general obstetrics and normal deliveries, Mr Iskaros specialises in managing surgical problems in pregnancy including placenta praevia, placenta accreta, fibroids, uterine anomalies, ovarian cysts, 3rd degree tears and multiple pregnancies.
He has been a fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists since 2005.
Prof Eric Jauniaux, Consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology
Professor Jauniaux (MD, PhD, FRCOG) is a senior consultant obstetrician- gynaecologist and clinical academic at UCL with specialist training in maternal and fetal medicine. His main area of clinical and academic interest and expertise include early pregnancy complications, placental-related disease of pregnancy, twin pregnancies, IVF pregnancies and the long-term outcome of caesarean deliveries. He is the author/co-author of 14 international text-books and over 400 peer-reviewed publications on his specialist areas.
Mr Seni Subair, Consultant in obstetrics
Mr Subair 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.
As we are part of a large, multi-specialty hospital, all our babies have immediate access to UCLH’s special baby care unit (SCBU) our 32-bedded neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) if it is required, making University College Hospital one of the safest private environments to have a baby.
After the birth, you will be able to relax and bond with your baby in one of four en suite private rooms in our dedicated private maternity ward, the Fitzrovia suite, located in the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing. Our private maternity rooms have all the modern amenities you would expect in a private hospital. You will be able choose from a wide range of specialist catering options during your stay including vegan, vegetarian, halal and kosher meals. The rooms also offer space for your partner to stay with you, and enjoy those precious early moments as a family.
If you would like some spiritual support, a multi-faith chaplaincy team is available to visit you on a one-to-one basis, and there is also a multi-faith room on each site.
Our private caesarean section package costs £7,425, excluding consultant obstetrician and anaesthetist fees, which will vary depending on your which consultant you choose for your care. The packages includes every aspect of the delivery including theatre and inpatient drug costs, a paediatric baby check, up to two nights of accommodation, midwifery care, plus meals for yourself and your partner. A partner or friend will also be able to stay in the room with you at no extra cost.
All profits from private maternity care at UCLH are reinvested back into our wider NHS maternity service, meaning that all pregnant women and their babies benefit as a result of your choice of birth venue.
All bookings will need to be made in advance, so that we can coordinate your private maternity care. You can reach us by email on firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can call us by phone on 020 3448 4260.
UCLH Private Healthcare also offers a specialised travel advice service for pregnant women.
For further information please visit our travel clinic page.