|A midwife has been specially trained to care for mothers and babies throughout normal pregnancy, labour and birth. A midwife usually works either in hospital (midwifery unit) or is attached to a a GPs practice.
Midwives are involved in giving antenatal care, attending home births,delivering babies in hospital. The midwife may accompany the pregnant woman to hospital. She will continue to look after the patient and her baby at home until she hands over the care to the Health Visitor at between 10 and 28 days after the birth. The midwife will give you a contact number in case there are any problems