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Antenatal services

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What to expect from your care during pregnancy

Each GP practice area in Oxfordshire has a local midwife linked to the surgery. This will be your named midwife.Your named midwife is responsible for co-ordinating your care throughout your pregnancy and after the birth.

Your midwife will work as part of a small team who 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 benefits to having continuity of carer throughout your pregnancy journey.

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

Antenatal care

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, any 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').

At any point in your care, if you or your midwife feel that you need to see a doctor, we can 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 of Oxford): 01865 220457
  • Chipping Norton: 01608 697930
  • Florence Park (City of Oxford): 01865 779284
  • Witney: 01993 708742
  • Didcot and Wallingford: 01491 826037
  • Wantage and Abingdon: 01865 904832

Families outside of area

If you live out of area but would like to give birth in Oxfordshire, thank you for considering Oxford University Hospitals' places to give birth.

Please ask your local community midwife to contact the Maternity Screening Co-ordinator before 16 weeks of pregnancy to arrange a transfer of notes.

Last reviewed:22 May 2023