The facilities at Stroud Maternity have been enhanced over recent years through significant additional funding from Stroud Hospitals League of Friends. The support available has been extended by the League of Friends to include fully funding pre- and post-natal services including singing and yoga (since 2017). More recently, we have also supported a raft of expert – led programmes for new mothers, providing both practical and wellbeing support, in addition to companionship.

As a result, Stroud Maternity Hospital now boasts an extensive range of free of charge services, delivered in collaboration with maternity staff. This offering has been exceptionally well received by both mothers and midwives. Within Gloucestershire it has been recognised as an exemplar of provision, and one that may well be unique in the whole country for the scope and quality of the additional programmes available to those who choose Stroud for the birth of their baby.