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Your Birth Care

Your Birth

Women and families have many choices to make around childbirth. For healthy women and babies, a community birthing unit is an ideal, safe and supportive environment for birthing your baby. Your midwife will explain the choices you have for your place of birth. As you progress through your pregnancy your place of birthing will become more obvious.

During your pregnancy a full discussion between you and your midwife will take place so that you can anticipate what your birth experience may be like. Your midwife will also assist you in developing your birth plan.

The safety of you and your baby is of prime importance to your midwife and therefore she will not hesitate to refer you for specialist care if required. You will be involved in the decision about such a referral

Your Post Natal Care

Your midwife will visit you at home for up to 4-6 weeks after your baby is born. Visits will be arranged as necessary between you and your midwife. During your post natal visit your midwife will assess and discuss the physical and emotional wellbeing of both you and your baby. This will include breast feeding education and support.

You will also have an opportunity to discuss your birth experience.

Midwifery Care 24/7

Your midwives (Lead Midwife and her back-up midwife) are on call 24/7 for all women registered in their care.

For non-urgent enquiries please contact your midwife Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm.
If your need is urgent please contact your midwife at any time.

Mobile Phone Use

For reasons of safety please only use messaging for non urgent and non clinical matters. For clinical and urgent matters please contact your midwife directly by voice either to her mobile phone or landline. If your midwife is off call she will leave an alternative number for you to contact your back up or locum midwife.