Statement on All Party Parliamentary Group for Birth Trauma Inquiry

Photos of the Brunel building at Southmead Hospital.

At North Bristol NHS Trust we welcome the opportunity to learn and improve our maternity services.

We understand the impact the All Party Parliamentary Group for Birth Trauma inquiry may have on women and birthing people using and planning to use our maternity services. 

We pride ourselves on being able to support informed choice and empowering families to be central to their care. Listening to families is key to the development of our services. 

Within our maternity services we have a proactive patient experience team that are available to support with any concerns throughout the pregnancy journey. 

Our birth reflections service and dedicated team of maternal mental health specialists are available to support women and birthing people living with negative feelings around their birth. 

If you feel you need support around birth trauma please get in touch with your GP, Midwife or Health Visitor.