Maternity services are provided here in Taunton in a number of locations including our main Musgrove Park maternity unit, Mary Stanley midwifery led birth unit at Bridgwater Community Hospital and in your own home throughout the local community. Our maternity services provides care for over 3,200 births per year.

The maternity team is made up of various clinicians including midwives, obstetricians, maternity support workers, trainee nursing assistants, paediatricians and anaesthetists. We also work closely with a range of other healthcare providers including GPs and health visitors.

We offer a friendly, supportive and safe service for women and families throughout Somerset.

Maternity services during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

In these exceptional times, we understand you may be feeling increased anxiety and worry at the moment so we want to reassure you that we are here for you. Following recent national guidance, we have now eased some visiting restrictions at our units.

You may now have one nominated birthing partner throughout your care. They can:

– Accompany you at all times on our Labour ward or in our birthing centre

– Accompany you at your 20 week scan

– Visit you on our antenatal ward (Willow) between 2pm and 7pm

– Visit you on our postnatal ward (Fern) between 2pm and 5pm.

Unfortunately we are still unable to support anyone accompanying you to our antenatal clinic and for all other scans, due to social distancing restrictions.

Frequently asked questions

We have developed a frequently asked questions section to provide the answers to your questions – click here.

We hope this helps to reassure you that we are doing everything we can to ensure you get the best possible care.