Meet the Maternity Team
Our NUH Maternity team is made up of a variety of staff who all have a unique part to play in your pregnancy journey.
If your pregnancy and birth are straightforward, you may only meet a few of us.
Please click on the accordian for more information about the different professionals and their role.
Midwifery Support Workers
Our Midwifery Support Workers (MSWs) help the midwives and obstetricians in both the community and hospital, including clinics, labour suite and the wards.
Their roles include performing observations, blood tests, assisting you with feeding and bathing your baby.
They wear teal uniforms.
Our midwives provide most of the care for women during their pregnancy and birth and wear lilac uniforms. They work in all of our departments including:
- specialist teams, e.g. diabetes
- antenatal clinic
- Sanctuary Birth Centre
- Labour Suite
- hospital wards
We also have a team of midwife sonographers working in our antenatal clinics. Their role is to perform ultrasound scans to monitor the growth of your baby during your pregnancy if needed.
Our student midwives work in all of our departments. They will be supervised in their work by a qualified midwife and wear grey uniforms.
Senior midwiveswork across all of our settings.
Their role includes providing care during pregnancy. They also have additional responsibilities such as leading their team and coordinating the shift. Some senior midwives also have special interests or qualifications, including prescribing medication and performing ultrasounds. They wear navy uniforms.
The role of the matron is to provide professional, clinical and managerial leadership within the department, ensuring both safe and high standards of clinical care.
The matron will provide visible and clinical presence within the clinical areas and be responsible for leading the provision of high quality care, ensuring that the needs of women and their families are placed at the centre.
Our matrons help to ensure our service meets NUH and National standards for clinical quality, safety and patient experience.
Within NUH Maternity our obstetric doctors work according to 4 levels of seniority:
- Tier 1: These doctors may be in the first two years of their training in obstetrics, foundation training, general practice (GP) training, or in a non-training post. They are supervised in the care they provide by more senior doctors.
- Tier 2: Our team of tier 2 doctors have at least 2 years experience in caring for pregnant women.
- Tier 3: These professionals have at least 5 years experience in obstetrics. They have all completed their specialist qualification in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (MRCOG)
- Consultants: Doctors who have gained their Certificate of Completion of Specialist training, are on the specialist register and who have been appointed by the trust to a consultant post.
Other ward staff
Our physiotherapists offer a number of services to support you during your pregnancy and after the birth of your baby.
Any pregnant woman can access these during pregnancy or take part in exercise classes offered by the team.
Please see the Physiotherapy page for further information.
Our sonographers perform the dating and anomaly scans that you are offered as part of your routine pregnancy care.
If you require additional scans in pregnancy these will also be performed by a sonographer, for example:
- to check the position of the placenta
- monitoring growth in twin pregnancy (DCDA- please see multiple pregnancy for more information)
- if you have fibroids
Neonatologists and Hearing Screeners
These staff carry out the newborn infant and paediatric examination on our postnatal wards.
Our reception staff welcome you to our wards, clinics and labour suite.
The administrative tasks they perform help to ensure our service runs smoothly.
At NUH Maternity we have a variety of research taking place within the department, aiming to improve outcomes and experience for women and their babies.
Our research staff may approach you to discuss joining one of our clinical trials.
Our domestic and housekeeping staff maintain cleanliness in our clinical environment to a high standard. They are present to assist with serving food on the wards.