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Midwifery services

Midwifery

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 Status.

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.

The Infant Feeding Specialist Midwives provide a tongue tie division service for breastfeeding babies up to 12 weeks old, and accept referrals from midwives, health visitors, GPs, and breastfeeding supporters via this form.

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. 

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 342 5241.

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 details.

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