During your pregnancy you will usually have an ongoing relationship with a midwife, who will likely work with you from early pregnancy until up to six weeks after the birth.
It is important to find a midwife who you like and trust, because you are going to be seeing a lot of them.
Community midwives or lead maternity carers (LMCs) provide care in a health clinic or your home, and can also assist with home births.
Core midwives work in hospital and birthing units to care for you and your baby while you are in the facility. They work with your LMC.
Page last updated: 27 November 2018
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