After your baby is born

Mother and Father with newborn

You’ve done it – you’ve got through labour and your baby is finally here. There is the excitement of getting to know your baby but you will also be tired and your body will be recovering from labour and the birth. It’s also a busy time for you and there is lots to learn and do.

The midwives in our delivery suites and birth units will be able to show you the ropes and give you the confidence you need to start your journey through motherhood.

Visiting Times

Birth Units

We are generally flexible, please check beforehand with your midwife.


Gloucestershire Royal Maternity Ward

Partners and baby’s siblings – 9am to 9pm

Other visitors – 3pm to 9pm

The number of other visitors is restricted to two per mother and baby. Please note that women in the birth unit will be able to labour and then rest and recover with their baby in the same room until they are discharged - they will not move to the Maternity Ward. Women who labour in the Delivery Suite will then rest and recover with their baby in the Maternity Ward.

Some women may prefer to pay for the additional privacy of an Amenity Room. These are for NHS patients who wish to pay for the privacy of a single en-suite room whilst under our care.


All the numbers you need for maternity

Mother and Father with newborn Pregnant woman holding her stomach View of a birthing room at the Cheltenham Birth Centre
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