Cheltenham General Hospital

Visiting Times

11am - 8pm


Aveta Birth Centre, St. Paul’s Wing, GL53 7AN

Our birth centre in Cheltenham is run by midwives and has been specially designed to make your journey into parenthood as smooth as possible.

All five en-suite rooms include the tools to promote a natural delivery, from birthing balls and cushions to low lighting and music. The spacious, airy rooms have all the home comforts to create a sanctuary for your labour and birth.

Our facilities

  • Birthing pools
  • Aromatherapy service
  • En-suite ‘home from home’ birthing rooms, designed to support active, natural labour

What to expect

You will receive one on one care from your midwife, so that you and your birthing partner feel at home in our intimate birth centre. Each room is different but all of our suites include the small details to make a difference.

Our midwives are trained to provide pain relief, such as Entonox (gas and air) and Pethidine. If you wish to have an epidural, you would need to go to our delivery suite at the Women’s Centre in Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.

Once your labour is over, you won’t have to move to a ward. You and your partner will be given the time and space to get to know your baby.


You may be advised against giving birth in a midwifery-led unit, if you’re considered to be at increased risk of complications:

  • at the beginning of your pregnancy
  • as your pregnancy develops
  • during labour

Find out more about our maternity services