Community midwifery

What we do

We support you and your family through pregnancy, labour and after the birth, and we aim to provide the highest standard of care, support and advice during this time. Most of our community midwives work both in the hospital and in the community.

We want you to achieve your ideal birth experience, whether this is at home or in hospital.

Our services include:

  • local parentcraft classes for you and your birthing partner to attend at around 31 weeks of pregnancy that will help you prepare for labour and parenthood
  • a homebirth service - your named midwife will discuss your options and arrange as required
  • antenatal care for Polish women (an interpreter is available) is provided by a community midwife on alternate Thursdays at Drayton Avenue Children's Centre in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Please note if other language interpretations are required you should let your named midwife know at booking to assist you throughout your antenatal and delivery stages.

  • Your antenatal care

    Some women who have had a medical condition or previous pregnancy problem require shared care - care from a consultant obstetrician and community midwife.

    Where there are no medical or previous obstetric problems, care can be provided by a community midwife, known as Midwife Led Care.

    Your postnatal care

    We visit you on the day you return home between 9am-5pm. We will care for you and your baby until the baby is 10 days old or longer depending on your needs. We also advise and support you in your chosen method of feeding and inform you of support groups in your local area.

    Registering the birth

    Your baby's birth must be registered within 42 days. Details of the Registrar of Births in your area will be given in a leaflet or please ask if not offered on discharge.

    Contact and location

    Your midwives are linked to your GP surgery and local children's centre. We have the following teams:

  • Stratford team
  • Wellesbourne and Shipston team (including Kineton)
  • Southam team
  • Warwick Team
  • Leamington Spa South (Whitnash, Warwick Gates, Sydenham)
  • Leamington Spa North
  • Alcester team
  • Kenilworth team
  • Bidford-on-Avon, Henley-in-Arden and Tamworth-in-Arden

  • Community Midwives office
    Tel: +44 (0)1926 495321 Ext 4535, Monday - Friday, 9:00 - 9:30 - please leave a message outside of these hours.

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