If you are healthy and your pregnancy is advancing normally, why not think about having your baby at home?
Mendip Birth Centre is a midwife-led Unit situated along the corridor from the Central Delivery Suite at Southmead Hospital, providing a quiet and tranquil environment for labour and birth.
The Central Delivery Suite, Southmead Hospital, is a consultant-led unit. If you have a medical condition, have experienced problems in a previous pregnancy or if complications arise during this pregnancy, you will be advised to have your baby in a consultant-led unit.
This tour allows you take take a virtual walk through Southmead Hospital Maternity Unit.
We encourage you to continue to engage with the maternity team and work towards building up a sound relationship in partnership together so that you feel fully supported in your wishes for labour and birth.
Read information about birth place options on NHS.uk
Choosing your birth location. You can give birth at home, in a unit run by midwives (a midwifery unit or birth centre) or in hospital.
Your options about where to have your baby will depend on your needs, risks and, to some extent, on where you live.
Being obese when you're pregnant increases the chance of some complications such as gestational diabetes. Make sure you go to all your antenatal appointments so your pregnancy team can monitor the health of you and your baby.
Contact North Bristol NHS Trust Maternity
Antenatal Assessment Unit (Quantock Assessment Unit)
Telephone: 0117 4146906
Cossham Birth Centre, Kingswood
Telephone: 0117 4145150
Southmead Maternity Reception
Telephone: 0117 4146894
Mendip Birth Centre, Southmead
Telephone: 0117 4146900
Mendip Ward, Southmead (Postnatal / Transitional Care)
Telephone: 0117 4146901
Southmead Hospital Switchboard: 0117 9505050