The Community Midwives visit women in their own homes from early in their pregnancy and up to twenty-eight days following the birth of the baby. They provide support and advice to the women and their families on an individual basis.
Once your pregnancy is confirmed the Community Midwife will offer to come and see you at home where she will take your ‘booking history’ including your medical history and how your pregnancy has been to date.
The visit will give you the opportunity to get to know one another and you can discuss any concerns or worries including where baby will be born such as home births for low risk pregnancies.
You will receive an appointment for your scan and various information leaflets.
You can also see your Community Midwife at your GP surgery where Ante-natal Clinics are held.
Preparation for parenthood classes may be available in a venue near your home or in Victoria and Queen Margaret Hospitals.
Following the birth of your baby and your transfer home from hospital, the Community Midwife will visit you in your home most days until the baby is 10 days old to offer further support and advice. She will ensure that you and your baby are well.
For more information contact
NHS Fife, Switchboard