Ashcombe Birth Centre

Antenatal Clinics

Antenatal Screening Choices

Further information about antenatal screening

Badger Notes

We are introducing a new system that offers a better experience for our maternity service users. Both North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT) and University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) will jointly start using Badger Notes from Tuesday 26 September 2023. In particular, Badger Notes will see the replacement of bulky yellow notes folders with an app that provides access to a...

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Community-based Midwifery Service

Day Assessment Unit (DAU)

Early Pregnancy Assessment Clinic (EPAC)

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Early Pregnancy Assessment Clinic (EPAC)

The Early Pregnancy Assessment Clinic is taking the following precautions in view of the COVID-19 pandemic:

- One person may accompany the patient to appointment. You will be advised when you attend whether or not someone is able to join the patient for any ultrasound scans as this is constantly under review.

- We ask that the patient and anyone accompanying them wear a face covering at all time unless exempt.

- Social distancing is in place in our waiting area.

- Our staff wear appropriate PPE and extra cleaning of equipment and rooms is taking place before, after and throughout the clinic.

- There may be a longer wait within the clinic due to the COVID-19 precautions and we thank you for your patience.

- Not all women with symptoms will need to be seen in the clinic. You may have a telephone consultation first and be offered a face-to-face appointment if necessary.

- Further information on early pregnancy care during the COVID-19 pandemic can be found on the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists website.






Epac is located in Ashcombe clinic on the second floor and is open from 09.00 - 17.00 for advice and support. Ultrasound scans are available between 09.30 and 11.15. The clinic is led by specialist midwives and supported by consultant gynaecologists who see women with early pregnancy complications up to 19weeks + 6 days.


This service is accessed via a referral system only. Referrals may be made from the Emergency department (ED), GP and midwives. Women can contact EPAC  directly for advice and support.



Any woman with excessive bleeding and/or severe abdominal pain should attend the nearest ED (Weston ED is not open from 22.00 to 08.00)


Tel 01934 647082