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Community midwifery

Location 

Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides community midwifery services to the women of Derby and Southern Derbyshire. 

Our five community midwifery teams are: 

Babington team; based at Babington Hospital, Derby Rd, Belper. Derbyshire. 
Tel No: 01773 525085 

Coleman team; based at Coleman Street Health Centre, Coleman Street, Alvaston, Derby. 
Tel No: 01332 861192 

Devonshire team; based at London Road Community Hospital, London Rd, Derby. 
Tel No: 01332 254714 

Long Eaton team; based at Long Eaton Health Centre, Midland Street, Long Eaton, Nottingham. 
Tel No: 0115 8554060 

Swadlincote team; based at Swadlincote Health Centre, Civic Way, Swadlincote, Derbyshire. 
Tel No: 01283 818030 

About 

Our five teams are made up of both midwives and maternity support workers. Maternity support workers are trained to undertake defined tasks including providing breastfeeding support and advice to new mothers. 

Community midwives provide care in a variety of venues including GP surgeries, health centres, children’s centres and your own home. 

Community Midwifery is part of Derby Hospitals’ maternity services, and works in partnership with GPs, Health Visitors, Family Nurses, Children’s Centres, and Lifestyle service to promote good health during pregnancy and early days following your baby’s birth. 

Services 

  • Antenatal Care; 
  • Parent Education Classes;
  • Home Birth;
  • Postnatal Care 

 

Other Information 

Midwives are experts in normal pregnancy and birth. Midwives are trained to care for mothers and babies throughout normal pregnancy, labour and after the birth. 

When you are first pregnant your GP will refer you to a local midwife for your antenatal care or you can contact a midwife directly yourself on the numbers above or via your GP reception. 

We recommend that you see the midwife for your first appointment between 8 and 10 weeks of pregnancy. At this appointment the midwife will advise you about diet, exercise, alcohol and stopping smoking as well as taking a detailed medical and family history. The midwife will offer you advice and support with your choices and decisions regarding your care throughout pregnancy and into the postnatal period.

Following your first appointment with your midwife you will be given your maternity records. It is important to bring your maternity records to every appointment in pregnancy. 

More useful information is available on the NHS choices in pregnancy website.

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby