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Midwives and healthcare professionals

Healthcare professionals in pregnancy and labour

Healthcare professionals in pregnancy and labour

Information about healthcare professionals who will provide antenatal care during your pregnancy and labour, as well as your early days as a parent.

Midwife

What is a midwife?

If you are wondering 'what is a midwife?', read this article to find out more about midwifery and the role of midwives in providing antenatal care.

Women in a birthing pool

What is a doula?

Read to find out more about the services that can be provided by a doula, UK based doula support and possible costs.

Midwife care in pregnancy, labour and birth

Your main provider of antenatal care as well as postnatal care will be your midwife. Read on to learn more about midwifery, the pregnancy care you can receive, midwife appointments and the differences between using a community midwife and the experience of shared care.

Continuity of care while pregnant

This article discusses continuity of care in pregnancy and how one to one midwife led care and caseload midwifery can improve your safety and your personal experience.

Understanding your maternity notes

Find out about your maternity notes and pregnancy care; what do the abbreviations on your medical notes mean about you and your baby?

Choosing an independent midwife

What are independent midwives and how do they provide pregnancy care, support in birth and assistance in the early days? Discover their role and relationships with the NHS.