Child development- Health professionals supporting the pregnant mother

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What are the 3 types of midwives?
Hospital midwives, community midwives and independent midwives.
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What is the hospital midwife?
These are the midwives are based in a hospital, a birth centre or a midwife-led unit. They also work in antenatal clinic and on the labour and postnatal wards.
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What is the community midwife?
These see pregnant women at home or at a specialised clinic. They also attend home births, and are responsible for the provision of the postnatal care for both home births and hospital births. They will visit the new mothers at home after birth.
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What is the independent midwife?
These work privately, outside of the NHS. they are most likely to work with women intending on having a home birth.
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What is the obstetrician?
Their role is assisting delivery and performing c-sections. They also help if the baby is becoming distressed during labour, or a complication with the mother or baby or a pre-existing medical condition
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What is the general practitioner?
They are generally a mothers first port of call following a home pregnancy test. They confirm the pregnancy and then book the mother into the maternity system.
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What is the gynaecologist?
They are specialist in the female reproductive organs. They treat fertility conditions and early pregnancy conditions.
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What is the Pediatrician?
They are a doctor specialising in babies and children.
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What is the hospital midwife?

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These are the midwives are based in a hospital, a birth centre or a midwife-led unit. They also work in antenatal clinic and on the labour and postnatal wards.

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What is the community midwife?

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