Community midwives also provide care in the hospital setting and you will be allocated a named midwife at your first booking appointment.
Contacts numbers for Community teams:
The Community Midwives also provide a home birth service. The option of a home birth will be discussed at the time of your first booking appointment. If you are planning to have your baby at home, the midwife will make arrangements to have detailed discussions with you and your partner from 34 weeks. Please note that from April 2017 we have launched a dedicated Home Birth Team, details can be found on the Home Birth Service link to the left of this page.
The Poppy Team are a dedicated team of specialist midwives providing care to whose women who may require extra support. They are also based in the community, but link closely with the wards in the hospital.
Your community midwife may refer you to this team following your booking appointment if required. Their contact number is 0118 322 8499
Matron: Jean Sangha
Director of Midwifery: Gill Valentine
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
Tel: 0118 322 8059 Reading
Tel: 0118 949 5129 Wokingham
Tel: 01635 273387 Newbury