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Community Midwives

CONGRATULATIONS you are pregnant click here for further information on what happens next and meeting your community midwife. 

Community midwives are often your first point of contact and we work from community hubs and GP surgeries close to where you live. We work everyday of the year, including Christmas day, providing care during your pregnancy and when you return home after your baby is born. We will also provide your care in labour if you choose to deliver your baby at home.

Community midwives work alongside maternity care assistants to provide support and information on maintaining a healthy lifestyle while pregnant, preparing for your labour and birth, feeding your baby, preparing to become parents and supporting you in the early days after birth. 

Your community midwife wants you to feel happy with all aspects of the care you receive both while you are pregnant and when you have your baby.

Please watch the short films provided from some of our community midwives who chat about feeding, screening, cord care and bonding. 

Regular antenatal care is important for your health and the health of your baby.

Community midwives are trained to assess your pregnancy and your developing baby, plan your care, carry out all of your appointments and refer you to the hospital team if problems are identified. If you have been referred to the hospital team your community midwife will continue to see you and share your antenatal care. 

We have 4 community teams that cover the whole of County Durham and Darlington.

You can ring the office of your local team to inform them of your pregnancy and get further information, or you can register your pregnancy with your GP who will forward your details to us.

Darlington

​01325 743255 

Derwentside                                      

​01207 594401

​Consett

​01207594430

​Durham and Chester Le Street

​0191 3876537   or   0191 3728704

​South Durham

​01388 455108

 

Please take a look at the community midwife videos which contain lots of valuable and up to date information and explains our role in this exciting time in your life. 

We suggest you take a look at the introduction, health advice and screening videos prior to your first midwife appointment.

 

 

'Care received was fantastic and I was very well looked after and very impressed.'

Patient, Day Surgery, Darlington Memorial Hospital