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Making decisions about your care
The law says that your doctor or midwife should give you all the information you need to help you make a decision that is right for you.
Please note that two support people are welcome to be with a woman when they attend in labour in all three of our birth centres and they are welcome to be with their partner during labour and for the birth.

About us

Our maternity services provide personalised care for you and your family to ensure you have the support you need throughout your pregnancy. Our services cover a large geographical area however we maintain a friendly and caring ethos.

We offer a choice of birth place options which include either home, a stand-alone Birth Centre or Bath Birth Centre which located within the hospital where you can access either midwife or obstetric led care.

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Personalised Care

We want to ensure you have the opportunity to make choices that are right for you and those close to you, throughout your pregnancy journey.

At the start of your pregnancy, you will be provided with a personalised care plan called 'My Maternity Choices'.

The booklet has all the information you need to support you in making decisions about your care throughout pregnancy, birth and beyond. We encourage you to document your thoughts, feelings, questions and decisions in this plan and bring it to all of your appointments so you can discuss this with your midwife or doctor.

You will be offered a 'Welcome to Your Maternity Choices' session as soon as tell us you are pregnant, and before you have your first appointment with your midwife. We recommend you attend this session to collect your care plan, find out important early pregnancy information and meet some of your maternity team.

Find out more - click to open:

My Maternity Choices leaflet cover page - click to open the leaflet

Our rating

Following a Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection in November 2023 we have retained our ‘outstanding’ rating.

The recent reports are shown below:

Chippenham Community Hospital Final Inspection Report

Frome Birth Centre (Frome Community Hospital) Final Inspection Report

Royal United Hospitals Bath

(The third report is for the whole Trust. You can find the Maternity section from page 4.)


Our research

Click the link below to read about our research and current research studies:

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