CONGRATULATIONS you are pregnant
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further information on what happens next and meeting your community
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
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
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.
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.
Durham and Chester Le Street
0191 3876537 or 0191 3728704
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
'I cannot commend the clinic enough. It is marvellous we
have this service at all and well done to you all.'
Patient, Coronary Heart Disease / Heart Failure Service, Shotley
Bridge Community Hospital