Body Mass Index (BMI) is a measure of your height and weight and indicates if you are overweight. Pregnant women with a BMI over 35 are at higher risk of complications than those with a normal BMI (20-25).
Read information on pain management options on NHS.uk
Your pain relief options. Labour can be painful – it can help to learn about all the ways you can relieve the pain. It's also helpful for whoever is going to be with you during your labour to know about the different options, as well as how they can support you.
Having an Epidural at Southmead
At Southmead, we understand the importance of giving women informed choices so have created this film to give you more information about having an epidural during the birth of 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