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Highfield Midwives

Expectant mums in Wirral now have access to a new team of midwives dedicated to women choosing to have their babies at home or in the birth unit at Seacombe Children’s Centre.

The Highfield Birth Team consists of six experienced community midwives who will provide a 24 hour service, 7 days a week giving women access to a known midwife throughout their pregnancy, birth and after their baby is born. The team is the latest addition to Wirral University Teaching Hospital’s community midwifery service, which cares for thousands of women during and after pregnancy.

Named after the former maternity facility on the site of Victoria Central Hospital, the Highfield Birth Team is one of the first of its kind to be up and running in Cheshire and Merseyside. The specialised service makes it easier for mums-to-be to develop relationships with just one or two named midwives over the course of their pregnancy, achieving more continuity and one to one care determined by individual needs and circumstances.

Women under the care of the Highfield Birth Team, are also able to choose from a range of suitable locations for the majority of their antenatal appointments, whether that be a local clinic, at home or even at their place of work where appropriate.

If you are thinking about a home birth or would like to know more about having your baby at the new ‘pop up’ birthing centre opening in Seacombe, please ask your community midwife to refer you to the Highfield Birth Team.

You can also contact the team directly by emailing wuth.birthteam@nhs.net or by calling 0151 666 3131 during day time hours. Alternatively, please leave a message on 0151 604 7682 and the team will be in touch as soon as possible.