Community midwives

Maternity: care during pregnancy

Our community midwives are based in hubs.

The midwives look after you and your baby during your pregnancy and usually for up to 10 days after you have given birth and are back at home.

The first appointment after you give birth will be a home visit. Later appointments are booked at your local community hub.

Health visitors usually take over your care from around day 10. This can be earlier if required.

If you need extra support, the community midwives may visit for up to 28 days after you have given birth.

All women are offered a choice of birth in hospital or at home.

Community midwifery teams

Our community midwives offer 2 models of care: traditional and caseload.

Your midwifery team will give you their email address and tell you the best way to contact them during your 1st appointment.

Traditional team

Midwives in the traditional teams offer antenatal (before birth) and postnatal (after birth) care to women in a defined area, Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm.

The areas they cover are:

  • Tulip team (postcodes: SE1, SE5, SE11, SE17, SW8, SW9)
  • Bluebell team (postcodes: SE1, SE8, SE14, SE16)
  • Rose team (postcodes: SW2, SW4, SW8, SW9, SW12, SW16)

Caseload team

Each caseload team consists of 6 midwives. Caseload midwives work in pairs or as a team to provide care before, during and after birth, including home births.

Contact your caseload team if you'd like to request a home birth.

Integrated caseload team

These teams offer care before, during and after birth. They do not provide a home birth service.

  • Acacia team (postcodes: SE16, SE8, SE4)

  • Chestnut team (postcode: SE1)

Contact us

Phone: 020 7188 2300

Community midwifery clinics

Antenatal (before birth) and postnatal (after birth) clinics take place in:

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Do you have any comments or concerns about your care?

Contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

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