Your Labour Support Team
B|Winter 2019
Who will you choose to be with you on your big day? Your partner, your mother or a best friend? We help you make the best decision for you
Sally J Hall

YOUR MEDICAL TEAM

Here’s the team looking after your medical care: Obstetrician In charge of your care during pregnancy and birth, they lead the team caring for you and your baby. You’ll see them a couple of times during pregnancy and they get involved if you have a complication in pregnancy, during the birth, or if you choose a Consultant-led birth. They may be a good choice if you have had complications during your pregnancy or a previous complicated birth.

Midwife A nurse with additional training in the care of mothers and their babies, they attend uncomplicated deliveries and are with you from the early contractions until after the birth; they also see you during pregnancy and are a mine of information on everything from healthy eating, pregnancy health, morning sickness and ways to ease contraction pains through to the early moments bonding with your baby, breastfeeding and baby care.

Anaesthetist This doctor specialises in pain control during labour and birth, with everything from gas and air through to an epidural. Read more about your pain control choices in labour at bbabymagazine. co.uk/pain-relief-in-labour

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