Information for birth partners
Find information about staying overnight to support your partner, plus resources for new parents
Partners staying overnight
You may choose to stay overnight to support a new parent. To ensure the safety and comfort of all our mothers and babies, please note the following.
- A recliner chair will be provided for your use
- Please do not bring your own bed or bedding; hospital beds are for mothers and birthing people and are not designed for sharing.
- Please dress appropriately and fully at all times.
- At night, please keep noise and light to a minimum and ensure that all mobile phones are switched off or on silent between the hours of 10pm and 6am.
- We regret that we are unable to provide partners with meals. Vending machines, shops and restaurants are available for refreshments 24/7
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.