|The community midwife, attached but not directly employed by the practice, has been specially trained to care for mothers and babies throughout normal pregnancy, labour and birth. Midwives are involved in giving antenatal care, attending home births and delivering babies in hospital or GP/midwife units. |
Your midwife may even accompany you to the hospital. She will continue to look after you and your baby at home until she hands over your care to a health visitor at between 10 and 28 days after the birth of your baby.