Maternity services

We are responsible for commissioning maternity services from three local hospital trusts to provide you with a choice of where to give birth. The trusts that we work with are Weston Area Health NHS Trust, North Bristol Trust and University Hospitals Bristol NHS Trust.

You can discuss where to have your baby with your midwife or obstetrician. The range of options includes home-births, midwife-led birth centres and consultant-led units in hospitals. You can change your mind at any time during your pregnancy.

Integrated teams of midwives provide antenatal and postnatal care.

You’re encouraged to provide feedback on services through the Friends and Family Test after you’ve had your baby. There’s also an active maternity services liaison committee operating across the area.

Local choices include:

Weston General Hospital

North Bristol NHS Trust

University Hospitals Bristol

Maternity Services - Get involved

Would you like to help us improve maternity services for women in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire through your experiences? Maternity Voices is an opportunity for parents who have used local maternity services to work with the people who plan and provide them. 

We want to hear about your experiences of existing services and identify priorities and improvements.

To get involved and work with the Maternity Services Liaison Committee, please email

Please state your interest in contributing to Maternity Voices and include your name and contact details.

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