Consultant led care
If you have any existing medical conditions or any problems are found, then you will see a doctor who will discuss a plan with you to make sure you and your baby remain safe. The midwives and the hospital doctors would care for you and this is called consultant led care.
Obstetricians are registered medical doctors who specialise in pregnancies and births which have become complicated. If the medical condition is not likely to affect the pregnancy the obstetrician may suggest that the midwife provides most of your antenatal care and will only need to see you if any problems arise.
If you do require your care to be planned in conjunction with an obstetric consultant, we take your wishes into consideration and try to actively promote a positive birth experience.