Congratulations you are pregnant click here for
further information on what happens next and meeting your community
Community midwives are often your first point of contact and we
work from community hubs and GP surgeries close to where you
We work everyday of the year, including Christmas day, providing
care during your pregnancy and when you return home after your
baby is born.
We will also provide your care in labour if you choose to
deliver your baby at home.
Community midwives work alongside maternity care assistants
to provide support and information on maintaining a healthy
lifestyle while pregnant, preparing for your labour and birth,
feeding your baby, preparing to become parents and supporting you
in the early days after birth.
Your community midwife wants you to feel happy with
all aspects of the care you receive both while you are
pregnant and when you have your baby.
Please watch the short films provided from some of our community
midwives who chat about feeding, screening, cord care and
Regular antenatal care is important for your health and the
health of your baby.
Community midwives are trained to assess your
pregnancy and your developing baby, plan your care, carry
out all of your appointments and refer you to the hospital team if
problems are identified.
If you have been referred to the hospital team your community
midwife will continue to see you and share your antenatal care.
You can ring the office of your local team to inform them
of your pregnancy and get further information, or you can
register your pregnancy with your GP who will forward your details
Durham and Chester Le Street
0191 3876537 or 0191 3728704
Please take a look at the community midwife videos which contain
lots of valuable and up to date information and explains our role
in this exciting time in your life.
We suggest you take a look at the introduction, health
advice and screening videos prior to your first midwife
'As I was very, very nervous, I must have been the worst patient
ever and they were brilliant with me and I can't thank them enough
- could you please pass on my sincere thanks.'
Patient, Hysteroscopy Unit, Chester-le-Street Community