Our Roles

Our Role And Responsibilities At Team Midwives:

As midwives we have a range of responsibilities, including the care of mother and baby, adhering to hospital and national policy, maintaining an awareness of issues such as health and safety. Typical work activities we will involve our families in include:

  • Diagnosing, monitoring and examining women during pregnancy;
  • Developing, assessing and evaluating individual programs of care;
  • Providing full antenatal care, including screening tests in the hospital, community and the home;
  • Providing counseling and advice before and after screening;
  • Identifying high risk pregnancies and making referrals to doctors and other Health specialists;
  • Offering support and advice following events such as miscarriage, termination, stillbirth, neonatal abnormality and neonatal death;
  • Arranging and providing parenting and health education for the woman, her partner and family members;
  • Supervising and assisting mothers in labour, monitoring the condition of the fetus and using knowledge of drugs and pain management;
  • Encouraging participation of family members in the birth to support the mother and enhance both mother/baby bonding and family relationships;
  • Giving support and advice on the daily care of the baby, including breast feeding, bathing and making up feeds;
  • Providing advice and guidance on a safe and timely transfer home;
  • Liaising with agencies and other health and social care professionals to ensure continuity of care;
  • Engaging in professional development to meet post-registration education and practice requirements;
  • Participating in the training and supervision of junior colleagues.