Our community midwives are based at the Birthing Unit in Harlow and in clinics and GP surgeries within Epping, Saffron Walden, Dunmow, Loughton, Buckhurst Hill, Waltham Abbey and the surrounding villages. They also work on the Labour ward and the Birthing Unit at the hospital caring for women in labour and at the birth of their baby.
The Team will see you for your antenatal care at the Birthing Unit, a health centre or GP practice. If you are a low risk pregnancy this care will be provided in conjunction with the GP and with the Consultant Obstetrician if a high risk pregnancy.
The community midwives provide an array of parent craft and active birth educational classes. The Midwifery teams provide a comprehensive home birth service in addition to working on the Labour ward and in the Birthing unit.
After the baby’s birth, and transfer from hospital to the community, you will be visited on your first day home by the community midwife who will, with you, plan care for yourself and your baby for a minimum of 10 days after birth.