We have been working with women and their families to share their experiences of having a baby in Gloucestershire. Thanks go to all those that have kindly shared their stories with us and have agreed to appear on camera, we hope you enjoy watching them. If you are affected by any of the films here and need some support then please contact your midwife, health visitor or GP.

If you have a story you would like to share with us then please email  glccg.glosmvp@nhs.net

Coping in early labour

Reduced Fetal Movement

Jenni’s story – pregnancy and my mental health

First few weeks

Charlie’s story – my postnatal mental health experience

Vaginal Birth After Caesarean (VBAC)

Induction of labour

Having a caesarean

Ambulance transfer

My Choice – Philippa’s Breech Delivery

Helen’s story – my experience of labour and birth


Yoga in pregnancy

Jenni’s experience of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Birth Unit at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital

Aveta Birth Unit

Natural birth on delivery suite at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital

S.H.E.D (Support and Help for Every Dad)

In the past 10 years, approximately 5,000 fathers have had a child on Gloucestershire Royal’s Neonatal Unit. Here are some of their stories.