In the UK there are generally three different environments that women can choose to give birth in. This new website from Which? and Birth Choice UK, supported by the Royal College of Midwives, is designed to help women understand and compare the differences between them and decide the one that is right for them.
The website provides information on each of the options and a grid that enables each of the options to be quickly and easily compared. It includes an interactive tool which gives the best place to give birth based on a woman’s preferences, circumstances and location. It also includes personalised maternity statistics for maternity units around the country, and other support, such as suggested questions to ask when visiting a local maternity unit, and links to a wide range of other information and useful websites.