When reading about St.Mungos I didn't see delivery room mentioned there. Do they go to Muggle hospitals? Do they deliver at home?

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    Accio baby! ;-)
    – Not
    Commented Mar 23, 2017 at 8:59
  • Really?LOL, that would look interestingXD Commented Mar 23, 2017 at 9:02
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    St Mungos seems to be more of an Accident and Emergency department. They don't seem to deal with births and routine operations in the same way that Muggle hospitals do. I'm guessing that most people give birth at home. Commented Mar 23, 2017 at 12:43
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    A few inches below the waist, I’d imagine. Commented Aug 20, 2018 at 0:08
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    I felt my answer to this one was pretty comprehensive given the canon source of information (written by JKR). Is there anything else you'd want to see before reconsidering your acceptance?
    – Valorum
    Commented Aug 20, 2018 at 18:54

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There's not any particular hospital mentioned in the book or movie.

However, in Order of Phoenix, there was a mention of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in newspaper. It was an article written by Tilly Monk's husband. She gave birth to twins, Jack and Tom, there.

Other pregnancy cases were of Merope Gaunt, Lily Potter, and Nymphadora. Merope gave birth to Tom Riddle at the orphanage whereas there is no mention of rest.



Most likely they give birth at home.

In the absence of black magic, any normal ailments that can beset a pregnant woman would be trivially simple for a Wizard or Witch midwife to cure, so a hospital visit would be utterly unnecessary. We see at least one example of this on Pottermore. Neville Longbottom's mother was attended by a midwife.

Thus, the very moment that Neville Longbottom was born, the Quill attempted to write his name and was refused by the Book, which snapped shut. Even the midwife who attended Alice Longbottom had failed to notice that Neville managed to shift his blankets more snugly over himself moments after birth, assuming that his father had tucked the baby in more securely. Neville’s family persistently missed faint signs of magic in him and not until he was eight years old did either his disappointed great aunts and uncles, or the old stickler of a Book, accept that he was truly a wizard, when he survived a fall that should have killed him.

Pottemore - The Quill of Acceptance and The Book of Admittance By J.K. Rowling

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