Midwifery Care in the Community

The Community Midwifery service is made up of 5 teams consisting of both Midwives and Maternity Support Workers providing care for women in their local area.

Your appointment with your midwife will be held in one of the local children’s centres or community clinics which are focused on a designated geographical area.

If you need to contact a midwife, for any non-urgent queries or to change an appointment, a message can be forwarded to them via the community midwives admin team on 01752 437555 from Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 4.30pm.

Should you have any medical enquiries then please contact Triage on 01752 430200.

Local Children's Centres

Greenark Team

  • Greenark Children's Centre, Fore Street, PL1 4DW 
  • The Cumberland Centre, Damerel Close, PL1 4JZ

Areas: Devonport, Stonehouse, Stoke, Keyham, North Prospect
Tel: 01752 565555

Nomony Team

  • Nomony Children's Centre, St Johns Road, PL4 0PA
  • Manor street Children’s Centre, 25 Manor street, PL1 1TL

Areas: Lipson, Laira, Prince Rock, St Judes, Mutley, Efford, Mannamead, Peverell
Tel: 01752 261844

Fourwoods Team

  • Fourwoods Children's Centre, 415 Crownhill Road, Plymouth, PL5 2LN
  • The Barn Children’s Centre, Kit Hill Crescent, PL5 1EJ
  • Fourgreens Children’s Centre, Whitleigh Green, PL5 4DD
  • The Lark Children’s Centre, The Beacon, Lark Hill, Plymouth PL2 2LL

Areas: Crownhill, Ernesettle, Southway, Woolwell, Whitleigh, Estover, Leigham
Tel: 01752 366795

South Hams Team

  • Norton Brook Medical Centre, Kingsbridge, TQ7 1AE
  • South Hams Hospital, Plymouth Road, Kingsbridge TQ7 1AT, 01548 852349
  • Ivybridge Medical Centre, Station Road, PL21 0AJ
  • Sherford Family Hub, Hercules Rd, PL9 8FA
  • The Rees, Mudge way, PL7 2PS, 01752 340550
  • Plymstock Children's Centre, Plymstock, PL9 8TQ, 01752 407496

Cornwall Team

Torpoint Community Clinic, Oak Tree Surgery, Callington Health Centre, Saltash Health Centre

Liskeard Hospital, Clemo Rd, PL14 3XD, 01579 373575

Tavistock Children’s Centre, Abbey Rise, PL19 9FD, 01822 614210

Call 01872 327066 for the following Family Hubs:

  • Saltash Family Hub, Plougastal Drive PL12 6DL
  • Liskeard Family Hub, Varley Lane, Liskeard, PL14 4AP
  • Callington Community Hub, Haye Road, Callington. PL17 7JJ
  • Looe Family Hub, Trewint Crescent, PL13 1ET
  • Torpoint Family Hub, Trevol Road, PL11 2NH

Antenatal Care

Every woman has a named midwife who will provide antenatal care throughout pregnancy; following a positive pregnancy test you need to use our midwife booking form. The community midwife admin team will then arrange to ‘book’ you for pregnancy care.

Ideally your booking should take place between 8-10 weeks of pregnancy. The Midwife will obtain information regarding your screening choices and take or arrange your pregnancy screening bloods if accepted. They will also start to discuss your choice of place of birth.

If you are unable to obtain an appointment with the Midwife between 8-10 weeks for any reason, please call the community midwives admin team on 01752 437555.

For the majority of women pregnancy is normal and uncomplicated.  If you are a healthy woman then you will be booked under the care of a Community Midwife and you will receive “Midwife Led Care”.  For those women with a medical or obstetric complication, “Consultant Led Care” is advised and an appointment at the hospital antenatal clinic will be arranged.

After this initial appointment the midwife will give you contact details and information on where and when your future appointments will be, with whom and ensure you have contact details to always be able to contact someone if you have any questions or concerns.

Postnatal Care

The Midwife based in the Community will arrange to see you after you have had your baby. 

On your first day at home you will either receive a phone call to check all is well and/or a home visit depending on the needs of you and your baby. The remainder of your postnatal care will usually, providing you are well, be in the children’s centre or GP surgery. 

The Midwife will care for you and your baby until your baby is a minimum of 10 days old. She will also advise and support you in your chosen method of feeding and inform you of support groups in your local area such as Plymouth Latch On. 

Registering the birth

Your baby’s birth must be registered within 42 days. You will be provided with a leaflet advising you of contact numbers for the details of the Registrar of Births in your area.

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