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Midwifery Group Practices

Maternity services at East Cheshire NHS Trust provide continuous support with the expectation of providing continuity of care. The team approach to midwifery care offers the opportunity to book directly with the team that is linked to your local children's centre and to continue with that team throughout your pregnancy journey.

The team midwives work across the community, Maternity Unit and the labour ward providing care wherever the woman chooses. As midwives we are the lead professional involved in assessing, planning and supporting women’s choice of care including supporting women’s choice for home birth in low risk pregnancies. The benefits of the service means you become more familiar with the midwives and they provide continuous support for women and their families either via telephone or face to face contact.

Our services

The teams of midwives provide a choice of antenatal and postnatal care in in various settings:

  • GP practices
  • Local children’s centre’s
  • Community hospitals
  • Mother’s homes

The midwives are responsible for your antenatal assessment and support, care during your hospital stay and follow up contacts in the postnatal period. The team midwives also provide the home birth service through the provision of a 24 hour on call rota.

The teams

East Cheshire NHS Trust team leaders are:

Nicola Bigger, manages the following teams of midwives:

  • Moreton: Readsmoor Medical Group Practice, Lawton House Surgery and Meadowside Medical Centre.
  • Tatton: Manchester Road Medical Centre, Annandale Medical Centre, Toft Road Surgery and Holmes Chapel Health Centre.

Lousie Yusuf; manages the following teams of midwives:

  • Lyme: The Schoolhouse Surgery Disley, Bollington Medical Centre, Priorslegh Medical Centre, Mcilvride Medical Centre
  • Quarry Bank: Wilmslow Health Centre and Kenmore Medical Centre, George Street Surgery, Handforth Health Centre, Alderley Edge Chelford Surgery.

Cheryl Glover: manages the following teams of midwives:

  • Brocklehurst: Park Green Surgery, High Street Surgery.
  • Gawsworth: South Park Surgery and Park Lane House.
  • Henbury: Cumberland House and Broken Cross Surgery.

Home Birth Support Group

The midwives facilitate a Home Birth Support Group providing support and information for women considering home birth. Couples who have had a homebirth are invited to the group to share their birth experience.

If you are interested in sharing your homebirth story either at the group or through the website please contact Louise Yusuf, Midwifery Team Manager on 01625 663044.
The group practice midwife may also be able to loan a waterbirth pool for homebirth to further enhance a woman’s choice for coping in labour.

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