Our team of health care professionals provides antenatal care for women and their families during pregnancy birth and the postnatal period. Antenatal care is provided within your local Children’s Centre by our four community midwifery teams. For women who experience complications in pregnancy or who have a medical condition prior to pregnancy will also be referred for an appointment with a doctor who specialises in pregnancy and birth (an obstetrician) to provide specialist input to ensure the safety and wellbeing of both mother and baby.
The team will provide useful information for ensuring a healthy pregnancy on things such as healthy eating, exercise advice, smoking cessation, mental health wellbeing and breastfeeding. We also offer Active Birth Workshops to aid preparation for labour and birth and a ‘Bumps to Bright Babies’ class which offers education and awareness around building relationships and responsive parenting. These should be booked in advance through your community team.
We strive to offer personalised care that is aimed at supporting women and their families to make informed choices for themselves and their babies. At Medway we offer community care across 4 geographical areas:
All Saints Team- Chatham/Lordswood/Walderslade.
Telephone: 01634 337470
Riverside Team- Gillingham/Rainham/St Mary’s Island/Upchurch/Newington.
Telephone: 01634 382108
Castle Team- Rochester/Strood/Wainscott/Hoo/Isle of Grain
Telephone: 01634 717755
Swale Team- Sittingbourne/Isle of Sheppey.
Telephone: 01795 879100