The Birth Unit at Gloucestershire Royal

Midwife holds baby motioning with it's arms

The Birth Unit
 at our Women's Centre offers a calm and tranquil environment, designed to give a home-from-home feel and with your individual birth experience in mind.

Every room is different, with some having birthing pools and all featuring birth couches, mood lighting and the little details that make the difference. Once your baby is born, you and your partner can stay in the same room you gave birth in until you’re ready to leave.

You’ll have one-to-one care as you labour from one of our team of expert midwives. Our friendly staff will be on hand to make your birth experience the very best it can be for you and your family.

All rooms are equipped with private, ensuite facilities and you can also benefit from the use of aromatherapy, an innovative and effective method of relieving pain and a non-invasive, natural way to progress your labour.

Our midwives are passionate about helping you achieve the kind of natural delivery you would like. However, in the event that you need help from a doctor, need emergency assistance or would simply like an epidural, the hospital’s delivery suite is easily accessible on the floor below.

Our facilities:

  • Two birthing pools
  • Aromatherapy service
  • Seven en-suite ‘home-from-home’ birthing rooms, all equipped to support active, natural labour
  • One-to-one midwife care
  • Close proximity to delivery suite if intervention is required


Take a look around the Birth Unit and the rest of the Women's Centre with our virtual tour

All the numbers you need for maternity

Pregnant woman holding her stomach View of a birthing room at the Cheltenham Birth Centre Mother and Father with newborn
Your pregnancy
Your labour and birth After your baby is born