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First Appointment

At this appointment you will meet your named midwife, who works as part of the Community Midwifery team.

Together with your midwife, you will talk through and complete your maternity notes. This is an opportunity for you to talk about any medical conditions you have or any previous pregnancy and birth issues you may have had.

Knowing about your previous and current health enables us to recommend how your maternity care should be planned. If you are fit, well and healthy, we recommend that your maternity care is midwife-led. If, however, you have any complications or health concerns we will recommend that you have consultant led care throughout pregnancy. Sometimes, complications arise during pregnancy which require a change in the lead professional, equally so you may require some additional care for a part of your pregnancy but be able to transfer to midwife led care when safe to do so.

>> Find out more about the Community Midwifery teams.