Welcome to the Ivy Team

  • Reference Number: HEY1034/2019
  • Departments: Maternity Services

Introduction

This leaflet has been produced to give you general information about your Team of Midwives. Most of your questions should be answered by this leaflet.  It is not intended to replace the discussion between you and your midwife, but may act as a starting point for discussion.  If after reading it you have any concerns or require further explanation, please discuss this with a member of the healthcare team or join us for our next open event.

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Who will be looking after me in my pregnancy?

The Ivy Team is made up of seven midwives; one of the Team will be your named midwife.  Most of your antenatal care will be provided by your named midwife. However we will all aim to meet you during your pregnancy. If you need to see a consultant obstetrician during your pregnancy, we will work alongside them to provide care.  When you go into labour you will have care from your named midwife or another member of the Ivy Team. If you are booked for an elective caesarean, an Ivy Team Midwife will care for you.

Will my care by different with the ivy team?

Although you will have the same number of appointments covering the same information, the answer is yes. The aim of the Ivy Team is to provide you with seamless care throughout the antenatal, labour and birth, as well as visiting you at home after the baby is born. Your named midwife and others in the Ivy Team will also provide antenatal education.

It is important for you to know that there may be a rare occasion that an appointment may be cancelled at short notice, due to the fact that the Ivy Team may be caring for another woman in labour.  However the team will endeavour to make sure this does not happen.

When will I see my midwife?

Your appointment pattern will be the same, however we are able to carry out appointments at a time to suit you and this includes weekends and evenings.

Where will my appointments be?

  • Coltman Avenue Children’s Centre
  • Little Weighton Village Hall
  • Beverley Hospital

Appointments can also be undertaken in your home if required. Please discuss with your midwife.

How do I contact the midwives?

For non-urgent queries:

Email us on ivyteam@hey.nhs.uk include a short message, your full name and HEY number and a contact number, a midwife will contact you within 24 hours.

If you have reduced / altered fetal movements:

Or need advice with other issues call the Antenatal Day Unit on (01482) 382729. The Antenatal Day Unit is open between 08.30am – 20.00pm Monday to Friday and 08.30am – 17.00pm Saturday and Sunday. Outside of these hours your call will automatically be diverted to the Antenatal Ward, so you will be able to speak to a midwife 24/7 for help or advice.

If you have an urgent problem:

For example; heavy bleeding, call Labour Ward on (01482) 384490.

If you think you are in labour:

Call your named midwife on:

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We are looking forward to caring for you in your pregnancy.