We want to make sure that every woman and their family has access to safe, high quality maternity care; giving babies the best possible start in life.

Whether you choose to give birth to your baby at home, in a midwifery-led birth unit, or in an obstetric delivery suite you should discuss your options with your midwife. In Gloucestershire, maternity services are provided by Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Healthy Lifestyles Gloucestershire can provide advice and support with things like exercise, eating and stopping smoking during pregnancy.

Mental health during pregnancy

For information about support with mental health during and immediately after pregnancy, see the mental health page here.

Health Visiting

Health visitors are registered nurses or midwives who support families with young children. In Gloucestershire, Health Visiting services are provided by Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust.

Get involved in improving local maternity services

Gloucestershire Maternity Voices Partnership (GMVP) is a group of local parent representatives and health professionals which advises the NHS in Gloucestershire on the care provided to women, their partners and their babies, during pregnancy, birth and during the early days after the baby’s arrival. Find out more here.

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