Your community midwife provides you with all routine maternity care from your first “booking in” appointment in early pregnancy to discharging you to the care of the health visitors when your baby is 2 weeks old. She will give you information on keeping you and your baby healthy during pregnancy and refer you to specialists if required.
Whilst you may have individual contact details for your community midwife, if you are concerned about your pregnancy we advise you call the maternity unit on the numbers provided because staff are available 24 hours a day. Please do not leave urgent voicemails or texts on a community midwife’s phone.
Obstetricians are doctors that specialise in pregnancy. They are the lead care giver for complicated pregnancies. You may see an obstetrician if you have pre existing medical conditions, develop complications in your pregnancy or require additional support during birth. A midwife will care for you along side an obstetrician.