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Community midwifery

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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. 

Please contact your GP Surgery as soon as possible to request a booking appointment directly with the midwife.

Your 1st appointment with the midwife should be between 8 to 10 weeks from the first day of your last period.

Your 1st screening blood tests should be taken by 10 weeks.

You should take folic acid each day before you are pregnant or (as soon as you find out) and until you are 12 weeks.

Vitamin D should be taken each day throughout your pregnancy and whilst you are breastfeeding.

Speak to a midwife or pharmacist about folic acid and vitamin D dosages.

At the 1st 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.

Click HERE to read "Congratulations on your pregnancy" document.