Discovering you are pregnant is one of the most exciting times of your life and the preparation for a new baby should be an enjoyable experience. As well as the excitement, there’s a lot to think about and plan.
To provide you with the quality service you deserve, and to help us involve you in the decisions around your care, we will encourage you to tell staff about your needs and expectations so that your pregnancy, delivery and postnatal care can be planned according to your wishes as much as possible.
Every mother will be under the care of either a midwife or consultant obstetrician.
For most mothers the care you receive will be midwife-led and you’ll have the option to give birth at home or in hospital.
Consultant obstetricians are medical doctors who specialise in more complicated births and pregnancies. Some mothers require additional care during pregnancy because of an existing or new medical condition or pregnancy related problem. If your medical problem is not likely to affect your pregnancy then your midwife may provide most of your antenatal care and your obstetrician will only see you if you have any problems.