Who will look after me?

Community Midwife

Your community midwife provides you with all routine maternity care from your first “booking in” appointment in early pregnancy to discharging you to the care of the health visitors when your baby is 2 weeks old. She will give you information on keeping you and your baby healthy during pregnancy and refer you to specialists if required.

Whilst you may have individual contact details for your community midwife, if you are concerned about your pregnancy we advise you call the maternity unit on the numbers provided because staff are available 24 hours a day. Please do not leave urgent voicemails or texts on a community midwife’s phone. Please use telephone numbers in the above box.


Obstetricians are doctors that specialise in pregnancy. They are the lead care giver for complicated pregnancies. You may see an obstetrician if you have pre existing medical conditions, develop complications in your pregnancy or require additional support during birth. A midwife will care for you along side an obstetrician.

Antenatal Education

You can find out about the antenatal support services available to you in your local area by signing up to our free Antenal Information sessions. There are variety of face-2-face or virtal options to choose from as well as longer 5/6 week courses. Visit our Eventbrite Page to book your place.

Maternity Unit

Your local maternity unit is staffed 24 hours a day with obstetrician s and midwives to help care for you, your baby and your pregnancy related health concerns. For some AMBER concerns it may be possible to be seen in a midwifery led unit if it is more convenient for you. For health concerns that are not related to your pregnancy you are advised to see your GP, call NHS 111 out of hours, or attend A&E if it is an emergency.

Please see the box below for the contact numbers for your local maternity unit

Labour line (maternity advice line)

Many maternity units provide women with a central advice line often called “labour line”. You are advised to call this number if you think you might be in labour. The phone is answered by a midwife 24 hours a day. They will ask you questions, assess you and give advice. When the time is right they will arrange for you to attend your preferred place of birth, or arrange a midwife to come to you if you are planning a homebirth.


GPs assess, treat and manage a whole range of health problems. They also provide health education, give vaccinations and can arrange referral to a hospital specialist should you need it. Whilst pregnant, you will have regular appointments with a midwife but it is still important to continue with any ongoing care from your GP.

NHS 111

NHS 111 can ask you questions to assess your symptoms, give you advice or can put you in touch with a GP out of usual working hours.

Accident and Emergency

A&E departments provide vital care for life threatening emergencies, such as suspected heart attack or breathing difficulties. If you are not sure it’s an emergency, call labour line for advice.


Midwives work both in the community and in the hospital. They are the lead care giver in low risk pregnancies and care for you during labour at home, in a birth centre or in the maternity unit.


Obstetricians are doctors that specialise in pregnancy. They are available in main hospital unit if there are any concerns or should you require any assistance during the birth of your baby.

Neonatal Team

A team of doctors and nurses will care for your baby in a maternity unit should he/she require additional support following birth. This may be because your baby has been born prematurely, or is unwell.

Maternity Support Worker

Maternity Support Workers work alongside the midwives and obstetricians within the hospital but also work in the community to support you after you have had your baby. They may see you at home or in a community clinic and can assist you with any concerns you have, advice, signpost and support with feeding.


Your community midwife will aim to see you once you have had your baby and is on hand to support you with any concerns you may have. You can access a midwife by calling your maternity hospital. You may be seen at home or invited to attend a postnatal community clinic.

Health Visitor

A Health Visitor may arrange to meet you whilst you are still pregnant to offer advice and support and will arrange to see you again during the first 2 weeks after birth. They may see you at home or in a community clinic. They offer advice on a range of topics such as sleeping, feeding, weight gain and weaning and will care for your child until they reach school age.

Telephone numbers for your local antenatal clinics:

Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr Hospital

 Antenatal Clinic 01443 802434

Nevill Hall Hospital

Antenatal Clinic 01873 732391

Royal Gwent Hopsital

 Antenatal Clinic 01633 234749​​​​​​​ Option 3

Ysbyty Aneurin Bevan  Hospital

Birth Units - 01495 363309

County Hospital

Antenatal Clinic 01495 768756

For further information Contact Numbers ( 24/7 )

Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr Hospital

Birth Centre - 01443 802437

Nevill Hall Hospital

Birth Units - 01873 732137 

Royal Gwent Hopsital

Birth Units - 01633 234009

Ysbyty Aneurin Bevan  Hospital

Birth Units - 01495 363309

Grange University Hospital

Alongside Birth Centre - 01633 493613

Triage Unit - 01633 493530

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(N.B: The Family and Therapies team at ABUHB is NOT responsible for the content on the webpage links that we refer to in our resource sections and linked information to external sites. All information was accurate and appropriate at the time the webpage was created.)

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