Preparing for Labour & Birth
Keep a list of important numbers in your handbag or near the phone (or in your phone).
Spontaneous Rupture of the Membranes
Sometimes a woman’s waters break before labour starts. This is known as pre-labour spontaneous rupture of the membranes (SRM).
Whether you have decided to have a membrane sweep or not, you will always be offered a date to have your labour induced (started off).
Induction of Labour
Including outpatient induction of labour and what to do if your waters break and you are not contracting.
To contact a midwife to book for antenatal care visit Antenatal Booking or leave a message on 0117 4146743
Telephone: 0117 4146924 or 0117 4146925
Antenatal Assessment Unit (Quantock Assessment Unit)
Telephone: 0117 4146906
Assessment Ward (Quantock Ward)
Telephone: 0117 4146904 or 0117 4146905
Cossham Birth Centre, Kingswood
Telephone: 0117 4145150
Southmead Maternity Reception
Telephone: 0117 4146894
Mendip Birth Centre, Southmead
Telephone: 0117 4146900
Mendip Ward, Southmead (Postnatal / NICU)
Telephone: 0117 4146901
Central Delivery Suite Reception, Southmead
Telephone: 0117 4146916 or 0117 4146917.
Percy Phillips Ward (Postnatal / Transitional Care)
Telephone: 0117 4146821 or 0117 4146822
Southmead Hospital Switchboard: 0117 9505050