Mums and their babies here in the West Country are to get new support with a share of a £25 million fund to improve birthing facilities.
Maternity services across the region can apply for new funds for things like ensuite rooms or birthing pools.
The Government announcement comes ahead of the NHS mandate which is due to be published next week. It's expected to outline the Government's plans for improving care of women during pregnancy.
North Bristol NHS Trust will soon be opening a new birthing unit with ensuite facilities and birthing pools.
But while the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) welcomed the announcement of extra funding, it said they would wait to see the mandate itself before assessing its importance.