Maternity (Pregnancy and Birth)

Maternity (Pregnancy and Birth)

Congratulations - you are expecting a baby and live near Taunton. Our aim in these pages will help you to understand DSC 9771and access the care offered within Musgrove's maternity services and will also help you to easily access important information and advice.

The friendly maternity team at Musgrove is dedicated  to helping you throughout your pregnancy, labour, delivery and during the postnatal period.

About us

The maternity unit provides care for over 3,200 deliveries per year. 

We have a consultant led obstetric unit for women who may have extra requirements for care in their pregnancies such as diabetes, pre-eclampsia (high blood pressure), multiple pregnancies etc.

We also have a midwifery led unit – Bracken Birth Centre which provides care for women with straightforward pregnancies.

If you live near Bridgwater there is also The Mary Stanley Birth Centre at Bridgwater Community Hospital available to you.

Many of our women, both obstetric and midwifery led, will receive most of their care in the community with their local community midwife.

We encourage you at the start of pregnancy to access as much information as possible.

  • The NHS Choices website is a good place to start
  • We encourage you to access the NHS pregnancy app which will remind you about what care you might need at each stage of pregnancy.
  • We also encourage you to read the notes that have been provided for you.  These notes are not just for the midwives/medical staff  to write in, they have lots of useful information to plan your pregnancy, understand the changes that are taking place and the care options that are available to you.

If you need access to care at any point in your pregnancy the contact number is 01823 342568. Please note calls are answered on the labour ward out of hours.

We also actively encourage feedback about the service we provide, you can use the online form to let us know your thoughts.

For more information please go to our Information Leaflet page and use the search function to find Maternity leaflets.

National Maternity and Perinatal Audit

Information for women who have a baby in this maternity unit after 1st April 2014

Musgrove Park Hospital's maternity unit is taking part in a national clinical audit called the National Maternity and Perinatal Audit (NMPA). Click here to find out more about the audit.


Virtual tour of our maternity unit

Choosing where to have your baby

See more maternity videos here.

Bumps and Beyond

Bumps and Beyond - Antenatal & Postnatal Exercise Classes

Click here for more information about Bumps and Beyond.

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Ward Information

Use our A-Z ward list to find a ward, plus visiting times and contact details.

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Our Values

We put our patients first by working as one team; leading and listening; and striving for the best.