Mums and families at the heart of everything we do.

Our Community midwife team

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Community Midwifery Services at Morecambe Bay

Our Community Midwives at Morecambe Bay are often the first point of contact for pregnant women and their families across Morecambe Bay.
 
They provide valuable support and education to women and their families.
 
Our Community midwives provide care to all pregnant women and often provide the link to hospital services such as ultrasound services for your scans in pregnancy and screening.  
 
Community midwives are trained to assess pregnant women and their developing baby, plan their care and to carry out all appointments for low risk women.. If potential risks are identified , your community midwife will refer you to the hospital team of doctors and midwives, but will often continue to see you as part of a plan of care.

Supporting you at home

Rather than coming into hospital to have a baby, many women chose to give birth at home.
 
This option is available to women who are considered to be low risk or have no underlying medical conditions.
 
You can request to have a home birth with your midwife. More information on home births, can be found on the Home Birth page here
 
If you choose to have your baby at home, then the community midwifery team will be happy to support this - as long as no problems have been identified in your pregnancy. If there are additional risks which would suggest recommendation of birth in a consultant led unit, but you choose to have your baby at home, discussions can be facilitated by your named community midwife and Supervisor of midwives.
 
If you give birth in hospital, your community midwife will visit you after your transfer home. Alongside our parent education team, community midwives and healthcare assistants also provide support and information on:

  • preparing for labour and birth
  • feeding your baby
  • preparing to become parents.

They also provide lots of informal education and information at each antenatal appointment and during postnatal visits to your home, and at drop-in sessions at centres in your local community. Drop-in sessions give you the chance to meet other families in your own area, and can be hugely supportive.
 
Students often work alongside community midwives and will be involved in your care. If this is the case, your plan of care will be fully supervised by the midwife.

For more details about our community midwives, contact:

Royal Lancaster Infirmary 01524 583867
 
Furness General Hospital 01229 403803
 
Helme Chase, Westmorland General Hospital 01539 795375

At Morecambe Bay Hospitals we will provide, compassionate, high quality, evidence-based and safe maternity services that meet the needs and wishes of all women and their families.

Mums and families at the
heart of everything we do.

Contact us

Maternity Services at Furness General Hospital
01229 491 035

Maternity Services at Royal Lancaster Infirmary
01524 583 850

Helme Chase, our midwife-led Maternity Services
at Westmorland General Hospital

01539 795375