Gloucestershire Maternity Services

Gloucestershire maternity services provide care throughout pregnancy, labour and birth for more than 6000 women and their babies a year.


Health Visitor

Your health visitor will usually meet with you about two weeks after your baby has been born and you have been discharged by the midwifery team.

They are able to support you with many issues until your baby starts school or turns five.

Gloucestershire Care Services:

Useful information:

Facebook: @Health-Visiting-and-School-Nursing

Your pregnancy and baby guide

A comprehensive guide to all your pregnancy related questions, including what to eat and what not to eat, advice about smoking and alcohol and what to expect during delivery of your baby.


Maternity Information

Visit our Patient Online Services health advice in pregnancy.


Maternity Services at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital

Maternity Advice Line/Triage: 0300 422 5541

Delivery Suite: 0300 422 5542

The Birth Unit: 0300 422 5523

Maternity Ward: 0300 422 5520

Maternity Outpatients: 0300 422 6103

Neo-natal Unit: 0300 422 5529


Healthy Start

With Healthy Start, you get free vouchers every week to spend on milk, plain fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables, and infant formula milk. You can also get free vitamins. You could qualify if you’re on benefits, or if you’re pregnant and under 18.



Breast feeding help in Dursley

Breast feeding can be really tricky. Mothers Offering Breast-feeding Support is a volunteer group that meets locally and may be able to help if you’re struggling.


Baby Buddy App

Baby Buddy is an award winning mobile phone app for new parents and parents-to-be, created by mums, doctors and midwives.

Download from: Google Play: Baby Buddy

Download from: iTunes: Baby Buddy