What we do
We offer antenatal, postnatal, and intrapartum care, including
home births, in a friendly and welcoming environment that has
recieved top marks in a quality assessment carried out by the National Health Service
Litigation Authority, and achieved Stage 3 Baby Friendly
Most women will have midwife led care throughout their
pregnancy, but if you have an existing medical condition, or a
concern is identified in your pregnancy, your midwife will offer
you a referral to a Consultant Obstetrician. This will be discussed
with you at the time.
Although we are happy to see emergency cases when referred by
GPs, we do not have an A+E department here.
Download our maternity services app
The My Pregnancy @ St Michael's app, which is believed to be the
first of its kind in the country, can be downloaded onto Apple and
Android smartphones and tablets. The free app enables people to
access more than 60 patient information leaflets produced by our
experienced midwives and clinicians. To download the app, type 'St
Michael's Bristol' into the app store on your device.
There is always a Supervisor of Midwives available for you to
refer to regarding midwifery practice issues. If you would like to
contact a supervisor, you can do so via the general office on
3425640 during office hours or email
Out of hours and in an emergency only, contact the main hospital
switchboard on 0117 342 5411.
Community midwifery office
To contact the Community Midwife who will be looking after you
telephone your GP surgery and ask to be put in contact with them.
Alternatively, you can call the Community Midwifery Office on 0117
Maternity antenatal clinics
Most care will be held in the community, at a health centre or
community clinic. Consultant led clinics at St Michaels are
held 5 days a week from Monday to Friday. Some specialist clinics
for young women, substance misuse and medical disorders.
Contact 0117 342 5297 for further
Day assessment unit
Open Monday to Friday 9am - 6pm. Staffed by midwives who care
for women requiring extra monitoring in their pregnancy.
We see both same day referrals and appointments, and accept
referrals from pregnant women, community midwives, GPs and
consultants. You can contact 0117 342 5395.
Further information for patients