Our Continuity of Carer Teams
In Rotherham, we have three Continuity of Carer
teams with a fourth team starting in March 2021.
Continuity of Carer is the future vision for Maternity
Services throughout England that has emerged from the ‘Better Births’ report.
Continuity of Carer model is known to improve health outcomes for mums and
babies and give greater satisfaction to both the mum and Midwife. Growing evidence suggests that women who receive
Continuity of Carer are more likely to go into labour naturally, less likely to
have any interventions during labour and more likely to have a positive birth
If you are registered at a Rotherham GP
surgery under a Continuity of Carer team, you will be offered to be part of
this small Midwifery team who will follow you throughout your pregnancy
journey, support you in labour and birth, and visit you and your baby at home
in the postnatal period.
You will be allocated a Named Midwife who will be
your main caregiver, but may have care provided by other members of the team
throughout your pregnancy journey.
If your GP surgery isn’t yet part of the
Continuity of Carer model, don’t worry as there are plans in place to offer
this to all women in Rotherham.