Midwives and mothers to be have been working together almost since time began. Midwives train and study to be able to help mums and families make gentle, informed and healthy decisions about their bodies during pregnancy, giving birth, and in the early baby stage.
OGB midwives have been providing antenatal care with our Obstetricians for more than 15 years. This initially innovative approach, is now an essential and increasingly popular part of our model of antenatal care.
Mums often say they weren’t sure what the role of the midwife would be at the start of their antenatal visits, but by the end of their pregnancy they always look forward to the Midwife visits as much as those of the Obstetrician.
Obstetricians are highly skilled doctors and surgeons, trained and experienced in normal and complicated pregnancy, birth care and the recovery of the mother post birth. Midwives are trained to deal with the normal and some complications. Midwives specialize in the emotional transition and practical management of pregnancy symptoms, natural birth strategies, meeting the challenges of having a new baby, and importantly, providing advice about baby feeding. Hospital midwives deliver the majority of postnatal care during your hospital stay and our OGB midwives also work part time at the hospital. Midwives bring the understanding and wisdom of motherhood. OGB midwives aim to bring all of this to your journey into parenthood. They also help to reduce wait times for appointments at the rooms when your Obstetrician is called away to a birth or an emergency.
The title “Midwife” translates to “with woman”, and that’s what we do, we are there and available to you from early pregnancy right through to how to care for your baby in those first weeks. We walk with you, as you become a family. At OGB, you will always have the option of asking for an appointment with an OGB midwife before and after your baby arrives.
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