The Way We Work
Rata midwives work in pairs with one of each pair covering the other for weekends and other negotiated time off call. You will meet your back up midwife before you have your baby so you are familiar with who is providing your care. We usually see women every 4-6 weeks until 28 weeks, then 2-3 weekly until 36 weeks, then weekly until you go into labour. Once baby is born, we see you both at home regularly until baby is 4-6 weeks old. The unpredictable nature of midwifery means that we may not always be on time and appointments may occasionally need to be rescheduled. Be assured that when you have an urgent need we will be there for you and your baby.