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.
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)
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