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 either a hub visit or 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, SE11, SE17, SW8, SW9 and some parts of SE5)
  • 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 from some teams.

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

  • Acorn team (postcodes: SE1, SE16, SE8, SE14)
  • Olive team (postcodes: SW2, SW12, SW16)
  • Willow team (postcodes: SW4, SW8, SW12, SW9, SW2)
  • LEAP team (postcodes: SW2, SE5, SW8 and SW9), visit the LEAP Lambeth website for more information
  • Acacia team (postcodes: SE16, SE8, SE4), unable to provide homebirth care
  • Chestnut team (postcode: SE1), unable to provide homebirth care

Last updated: 27 September 2022

Contact us

Phone: 020 7188 2300

Community midwifery clinics

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

  • Mawbey Borough Health Centre, 39 Wilcox Close SW8 2UD, Monday to Saturday
  • Clapham Manor Health Centre, 86 Clapham Manor Street, SW4 6EB, Monday to Saturday
  • Waldron Health Centre, Suite 4 Waldron health Centre, Amersham Vale London SE14 6LD, Monday to Saturday
  • Artesian Health Centre, 138 Grange Road, London SE1 3GF, Monday to Thursday, and Saturdays
  • Bermondsey Health Centre, 108 Grange Road, London SE1 3BW, Fridays
  • Aylesbury Health Centre, Floor 1 Taplow House, Thurlow Street London SE17 2UN, Monday to Saturday
  • Gracefield Gardens Health Centre, 2-8 Gracefield gardens, London SW16 2ST, Monday to Saturday
  • Surrey Docks Health Centre, 12-13 Blondin Way, off Downton Road, London SE16 6AE, Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays
  • Liz Atkinson Children's Centre, Mostyn Road, SW9, Monday to Friday

Do you have any comments or concerns about your care?

Contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

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