Community midwives at Airedale NHS Foundation trust work in small teams providing care during pregnancy and after the birth of your baby.
You will be allocated a named midwife early in your pregnancy and may meet other midwives in the team. All women are encouraged to make contact with a midwife as early in pregnancy as possible so that we can discuss your choices, plan your birth and ensure the best outcomes for you and your baby.
Community midwives provide care in a variety of settings including:
- GP surgeries
- Children’s centres
- Your own home
- Local health centres
Birth at home
We are still able to offer a home birth service most of the time. Please speak to your midwife if you are considering a home birth.