The Birth Company is a successful practice looking after pregnant mothers and women with fertility problems for the last 18 years. We see about 2,500 clients for scans, consultations and therapies. Dr Gibb has now retired from delivering babies himself but gives advice about accessing private care based on his long experience.
Set up in 2000 by Dr Gibb, The Birth Company operates from Harley Street in central London and more recently from Alderley Edge in Cheshire. Our facilities include modern, spacious clinics, which provide a calm and relaxing environment as well as state-of-the-art scanning equipment providing the latest in ultrasound technology including 3D and 4D ultrasound scans. Up-to-date design, fresh flowers, tropical fish and modern art contribute to the environment.
Our aim is to enable expectant mothers to have a positive and reassuring experience during fertility care, pregnancy and childbirth experience. We are committed to promoting an environment of medical excellence, informed choice and superior care, adopting a holistic approach throughout fertility and pregnancy care. Whether you visit us for ultrasound scans only or for complete care we aim to give you and your partner a reassuring environment to discuss your needs at this important and sensitive time enabling you to enjoy this emotional and exciting process.
We also provide general gynaecology care with sensitivity and compassion.
At The Birth Company, we want you to enjoy the best quality care in a clinic where you feel comfortable and supported. We are dedicated to providing personalised, patient led care that treats you as a whole person. We also want you to be able to make fully informed choices about your health, including your choice of a clinic.
If you are looking for maternity care or a private ultrasound clinic in London, then you may want to know a little about our approach. We hope that you will decide that The Birth Company is the right place for you.
We believe that pregnancy and childbirth should be a positive journey. We want you to feel in control of your care and confident about giving birth, even if you encounter challenges along the way. Although you may feel anxious at times, we will provide the support and reassurance you need to have the birth that you want. We’ll provide the same positive experience whether you are here for a single ultrasound or your entire pregnancy.
We take a holistic approach to your care, especially during pregnancy and childbirth. We’ll treat you as a whole person rather than just a collection of symptoms. In addition to performing tests and offering treatments, we’ll ensure that you feel supported and in control. We can provide nutritional advice, complementary therapies or just someone to talk to. We’ll also provide the support and advice that birth partners need in order to be there for you.
Good communication is essential for healthcare. We will ensure that you have all the information you need to understand the tests, diagnoses and treatments that we provide. We will take the time to explain what screening tests can detect and what the results mean. Our clinic in London is an environment where you should feel confident asking questions and expressing your needs.
Every person who steps through our doors is unique and we believe that your healthcare needs to be just as individual as you are. We offer flexible appointment times, personalised antenatal care, and stand alone ultrasound scans. You pick just the services you need and we can coordinate your care with a fertility clinic, your GP or NHS services.
We know how important it is for you to build a strong relationship with your doctor or midwife. We will listen to your concerns, provide advice when you need it and support you through what can be a very emotional journey. You can trust us to treat you with sensitivity, compassion and discretion at all times.
We believe that The Birth Company is the best place for maternity care and ultrasound testing in London. We offer personalised care in a supportive and caring environment. All of our consultants, sonographers and other staff members will always maintain the highest professional standards. However, if you do have any questions or concerns about your care at The Birth Company, you can always get in touch to discuss them.
The Birth Company is committed to providing you with the highest quality care. We do this not only through the medical excellence of our experienced team, but also through the way our clinic is run. In addition to providing you with the best medical advice, testing and treatment, we’ll ensure that you feel truly cared for.
We will tailor our care to your needs. You will be able to choose to use The Birth Company for a single ultrasound scan or consultation, all of your antenatal appointments, or your full maternity care including delivery. However you choose to use the clinic, you will always receive the highest standard of personalised care.
You should be in control of your health. We will keep you fully informed about every aspect of your care. Our experts will always be available to discuss the results of your screening tests or ultrasound scans. However, we won’t push you towards any decisions. We’ll be here to answer your questions and provide advice, but we will always be led by your needs.
We will ensure that appointments are available at times that are convenient for you. We can arrange consultations or ultrasound scans in the early mornings, evenings or at weekends if you are unable to visit the clinic during normal working hours. Appointments are also available at short notice when you need to see a doctor or arrange an ultrasound quickly. We also provide longer appointment times so that you can receive the care you need without feeling rushed at all. Having more time with your sonographer can be particularly valuable when you are having a pregnancy ultrasound.
We don’t want you to have to wait around for your results, so we will provide them on the same day whenever we can. If you have to wait for the results of NIPT or other tests, we will ensure that you get them as soon as possible. When you receive your results, you will have the chance to talk to your sonographer or specialist at the clinic. We will ensure that you understand exactly what your results mean and the options that are available to you.
You do not need to have a referral from your GP or another doctor to visit the clinic. You can make an appointment directly for a scan or consultation. We can also coordinate your care with other doctors or clinics. We will provide referrals or reports of our results to keep your fertility clinic, GP or other specialists informed. We’ll also email the full results, including scan pictures, to you.
We are registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the independent regulator that oversees all health services in England. The clinic has been thoroughly inspected and found to meet all the required national standards of care.
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We had received possible worrying news from our NHS anomaly scan, without much information provided or confirmation. I am so pleased that we came to The Birth Company for reassurance, as we are now extremely happy that everything is fine. Shahrzad was fantastic and went through the whole anomaly scan thoroughly, explaining everything and looking in detail at each area. Nothing was rushed and she took her time to make sure baby was in the correct position to get the best results. We can’t thank her and Dr Gibb enough for the confidence they have given us. Would highly recommend The Birth Company for all scans.
' Professional and reassuring 'Helen Campbell
The sonographer was ready as soon as I arrived, and she was extremely calming, personable and professional. The scan and blood test where efficient without feeling rushed and all very easy. These appointments can feel uneasy and make you feel anxious but I felt reassured and in professional hands the whole time
I saw Kate throughout my first pregnancy and am now doing so again with my second. She is absolutely amazing, she explains everything really clearly, and has answered all sorts of bizarre questions and worries I have had. On top of being clinically excellent she is also just the loveliest person and always a pleasure to see.Sarah Elliott
We had the harmony test with the Birth Company and had a reassurance scan with sonographer Kirsty McGarry who was absolutely lovely and really put our minds at rest. We had been scared by our NHS dating scan and left feeling like there was something wrong. We explained the situation and was treated very professionally and with good care. Also speedy appointments also as I had phone in the morning and got an appointment by afternoon. So thankful.Ashley and Tom
Really friendly, efficient service. Great experience overall. Had the Panorama. My appointment was with Kate who was absolutely fantastic. The results came really quickly. Have a comparison with private healthcare elsewhere and must say that The Birth Company was just how I would like to be treated when I pay for medical services - attentively, calmly, friendly, in a pleasant environment that doesn't look like hospital. Top marks!Anna
' Efficient, friendly and always on hand to provide last minute appointments 'Anna s
The Birth Company has been excellent, providing timely scans and blood tests during my IVF treatment abroad. Staff are always friendly and extremely efficient. I would highly recommend coming here.
' Professional and friendly 'Lyndsey Dilla
When I first contacted the Birth Company I spoke to Danielle. She was fantastic. She went above & beyond to put me at easy & make the journey from Kent as stress free as possible. Every staff member that myself and my husband have come into contact with have been approachable, professional and friendly. Kate scanned me the first time and put me completely at easy. Lisa on reception is professional and very approachable. Highly recommended
' Highly recommended 'Emelie
Donald was so lovely! I was so nervous as I have a bad history and he was super quick and confirmed my baby's heartbeat as quickly as he could. He spent time showing me the baby and the anatomy and it was the best money I have ever spent! The reception girls were lovely too - considering they deal with babies day in day out they were super excited for me! Thank you so much one and all! If only I lived in London and could have all my scans with you!
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