The maximum number of different midwives you're likely to see for antenatal appointments is 4 and for postnatal appointments it's 4.
You'll see the same midwives throughout your pregnancy and after your baby is born, but different midwives when you're in labour.
In Cornwall we aim to give good continuity of care antenatally and postnatally. You will have a named midwife throughout pregnancy but it may be necessary to see other midwives from the team, for example if your midwife is on holiday or unwell. If you choose a community birth, you may have met the midwives who care for you in labour. Truro Birth Centre is staffed by a dedicated core team of midwives based within the unit. If you choose one of our freestanding units, at Helston or Penrice, you will be cared for by Community Midwives. If you come to the obstetric unit then you will be looked after by hospital midwives.