To make your choice, it's important to learn about the pros and cons of different birth settings. In early pregnancy you have more space and time to consider all the information. In the later stages you will know more about any health factors afecting you or your baby in this pregnancy.

At any stage in pregnancy you can talk to your midwife about your thoughts. Plans can be flexible and can change at any point in pregnancy depending on how you and baby are doing. You can change your mind right up to the birth of your baby.

To help you choose where to give birth, you can try the Which? tool.