Stroud maternity unit is a small midwife led centre that helps deliver around 300 births every year, and offers a home from home environment for new parents.

Our team of experienced midwives will help you have an active birth, and can advise on alternative forms of pain relief, like aromatherapy and use of the birthing pool.

Our rooms have all been individually designed to create a comfortable and calm environment for you, your birth partner and your baby. This includes:

  • birthing pools
  • en suite rooms, with facilities for your birth partner to stay overnight

After you have had your baby, you can stay at Stroud maternity unit for extra care and support. This is also available if you have given birth in another unit.

If you need an epidural or there is an unexpected problem with you or your baby, you may be transferred to the delivery suite at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. It’s more likely you will need to transfer from Stroud maternity unit to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital if this is your first baby.


We are generally flexible with visiting times and number of visitors, so please check beforehand with your midwife.


Please note that the postnatal beds at Stroud are currently suspended

Support with feeding, changing or bathing your baby

Our Maternity Care Assistants offer one-to-one breastfeeding and parent support for babies up to 14 days old. This is available 7 days a week and partners are welcome.

  • Support and advice to learn new breastfeeding positions
  • Expressing, cup feeding and how to make up bottles for bottle-feeding
  • Facilities available to express milk, including sterilisers

To book, please call the Stroud Maternity Unit: 0300 421 8018

Events and activities at Stroud

As a valued community resource, Stroud Maternity also hosts the following:

  • Tuesdays: 2pm - 4pm: social/café/coffee/cake for Stroud new parents with babies up to 4 weeks old
  • Tuesdays: Yoga Tuesday mornings and evenings, call to book or ask your midwife
  • Wednesdays: 6pm tour of the unit, no need to book, just come along
  • Thursdays:- 9:50am-10:50am singing at stroud with MamaSings
  • Saturday: 11am tour of the unit, no need to book, just come along