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Antenatal services

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What to expect from your care during pregnancy

Each GP practice in Oxfordshire has a local midwife working alongside the practice. The midwife at your GP surgery will become your named midwife.

Your named midwife is responsible for co-ordinating your care throughout your pregnancy and after the birth.

Alongside your midwife, a small community team of midwives will care for you during your antenatal appointments and after the birth of your baby (or babies).

Having a small team of midwives to care for you helps you to build a relationship with them, and there are huge benefits to having continuity of carer throughout your journey.

For details of when we will see you, please visit:

Antenatal care schedules

Our models of care

We offer two models of care (sometimes called 'pathways'):

  • Midwifery-led care (MLC)
  • Consultant-led care (CLC)

When you make your first appointment with your midwife, they will ask you questions about your health and, if you have been pregnant before, questions about your previous pregnancy and birth.

They will complete a thorough assessment of your needs and discuss with you if they feel you need to see an obstetrician (doctor); if so, they will refer you for consultant-led care.

If you do not need to see an obstetrician, our midwives will care for you ('midwifery-led care').

If we refer you for consultant-led care, this does not mean you cannot have a midwifery-led birth.

At any point in your care, if you or your midwife feel that you need to see a doctor for some reason, we will transfer you to consultant-led care.

For further information on our models of care please speak to your community midwife.

Community Midwifery Teams

Each team is linked to a GP surgery in the local area.

  • Banbury: 01295 229190
  • Bicester: 01869 243763
  • Blenheim (city): 01865 220457
  • Chipping Norton: 01608 697930
  • Isis (city): 01865 779284
  • Witney: 01993 708742

Community South (also covers Thame)

  • Didcot and Wallingford: 01491 826037

Vale of White Horse

  • Abingdon: 01865 904876
  • Wantage: 01865 904832
Last reviewed:07 February 2022