Where Shall I Have my Baby?
It’s important to think carefully about what sort of care you want and where you would like to give birth.
In Gloucestershire you have several options but it is always a good idea to discuss your birth plan, which is a record of your choices, with your midwife and your partner. You can also have a look around our midwife-led units and obstetric facilities so you can decide what feels right for you. It’s helpful to think about what questions to ask the midwives about what sort of care you can expect.
The choice you have about where to have your baby will depend on your needs and risks but our midwives are available to talk through this important decision.
It’s important that you and your partner have all the information you need to make choices about where you would like to give birth.
Try to get information from as many sources as possible. Your midwife will discuss the options that are available in Gloucestershire, though you are free to choose any maternity services if you are prepared to travel.
Please see the links on the right to view information about the different maternity units and the services they offer. You can also find out more about the units by visiting our virtual tour