We have more than 30 community midwives who are based at GP surgeries across the borough – each surgery has an allocated midwife.
Antenatal clinics take place in your local GP surgery and the surgery will have details of when your midwife is available.
Once your pregnancy is confirmed you can book an initial community midwife appointment yourself; you do not need to see your GP first. The midwife will then book your future appointments at the surgery as required.
You will usually see the same midwife throughout your pregnancy whenever possible.
Following the birth the community midwife will visit you at home, the day after your discharge from hospital. This visit is to assess your health and your baby’s health and carry out a safe sleep assessment.
Our community midwives also support women who choose to have a home birth.
The service is available 9am-5pm, seven days a week.
- North Team – covers Bloxwich
- South Team – covers central Walsall
- East Team – covers Aldridge, Brownhills and Great Barr
- West Team – covers Willenhall and Darlaston
Kate Horton, Matron
Natalie Bullock and Laura Parsons, Community Midwives
Tel: 01922 656248 (1pm to 4.30pm each day)
Out of hours: Triage 01922 721172 ext. 6967