Information for birth partners
Find information about accommodation and booking an amenity room, and resources for new dads.
Accommodation for partners
Birth partners can stay overnight in the maternity ward in the bedside chairs provided. We ask you to be considerate of others, and that phones are switched off between 10pm and 8am.
Find out more about staying overnight.
Amenity rooms on the maternity ward at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital give women and their families the opportunity to rest and recover in privacy and enjoy some peaceful time with their new arrival.
Our rooms are available at an extra cost for women who would like the extra privacy of a single room after they have had their baby. All our single amenity rooms offer:
- increased privacy for you and your family
- tea and coffee tray
- en suite bathroom facilities
- complementary toiletries
- folding bed for partners to stay overnight
In common with the many other NHS hospitals who offer similar facilities, any income raised from the cost of these rooms is invested directly back into maternity care, ensuring that access to the latest state-of-the-art equipment and birthing facilities are available for all.
How to book
If you would be interested in using an amenity room please discuss your request with a member of the midwifery team. Find details of prices.
Amenity rooms cannot be firmly booked in advance and are subject to availability as we sometimes need to use them for women with increased clinical need.
DadPad is an information pack in digital form developed by dads, to help fathers of all ages in Gloucestershire prepare for family life.
It aims to provide new fathers across Gloucestershire with guidance on how to develop the mind-set, confidence and practical skills needed to meet their baby’s physical and emotional needs. The app covers a range of issues, including:
- how to support mums who are breastfeeding
- anxiety and frustrations that come with parenthood
- hands-on advice on issues, like nappy changing
You can download DadPad for free by going to the App or Google Play Store, and entering a Gloucestershire postcode when prompted. A limited number of hard copy versions will be shared with people who are unable to access online resources.