Gloucestershire Maternity Services
Gloucestershire maternity services provide care throughout pregnancy, labour and birth for more than 6000 women and their babies a year.
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: www.glos-care.nhs.uk/health-visiting
Useful information: www.glos-care.nhs.uk/health-visiting-useful-information
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.
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
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.