Cheltenham General Hospital

Visiting Times

11am - 8pm


0300 422 2324

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

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

The one-one-one attention from your midwife will ensure your journey to parenthood goes as smoothly as possible and your birth partner will feel at home in this intimate setting.

Each 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 labour is over, you won’t be moved to a ward – you and your partner can get to know your baby.

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

If you are considered to be at increased risk of complications, either at the beginning of your pregnancy, as your pregnancy develops or during labour, your midwife or doctor may advise against giving birth in a midwifery-led unit.

Our facilities

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

Read more about Maternity services

How to contact the ward

Telephone numbers: - 0300 422 2324

Free Wifi

Free Wifi is available on all our wards. If you have any difficulty accessing this, please speak to a member of ward staff.

Other information

There are two restaurants at Cheltenham General. The Blue Spa Café is located at the front of the hospital in the Centre Block. The Glass House Café can be found in St. Paul's Wing. Read more about food and drink in our hospitals

Please note: Smoking is not permitted in any building or within the grounds of any of our sites.