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Community Midwifery Service

As a maternity service, we offer community based clinics across the Island. These clinics are run by our midwives and you will be seen here from your very first appointment onwards (unless other hospital appointments are necessary).

Where possible, we aim to book your pregnancy at around 8-10 weeks. We then aim to offer you regular appointments at these clinics for the duration of your pregnancy.

What to expect at your community appointment.

At each contact with your midwife, you will have a blood pressure check and a urine test (please bring a fresh specimen to every appointment), and the midwife will 'listen' to your baby. She will also ask you some general health and well being questions.

If the midwife feels it is necessary, she may refer you up to the hospital for further checks. For example: a scan to check baby's position or to put you on a monitor (a CTG machine). This machine can listen to your baby and record the baby's movements.


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Our Community Clinics are as follows:

Monday Time Midwife
Cowes Medical Centre All day Kathy Clifford
East Cowes Medical Centre 11am-3pm Claire Abrook
Freshwater - Brookside Medical Centre Afternoon Gill Herbert
Newport - Dower House Doctor's Surgery Morning Theresa Fry
Newport - East Newport Family Centre All day Christina Arnold
Ryde Health and Wellbeing Centre All day Hayley Bradley
Sandown Children's Centre All day Emma Reynolds
Newport - East Newport Family Centre All day Claire Styles
Ryde Children's Centre  All day Shari Connolly
Ventnor Children's Centre All day Zoe Ratcliffe 
Cowes Medical Centre All day Jodi Coshell
East Cowes Medical Centre  11am-3pm  Jayne Draper
Newport - East Newport Family Centre Morning  Claire Styles
  Afternoon Theresa Fry
Ryde Children's Centre  All day Tilly Barry 
Freshwater - Brookside Medical Centre  Morning Gill Herbert
Newport - East Newport Family Centre All day  Theresa Fry
Ryde Children's Centre  All day  Shari Connolly 
Ryde Children's Centre Morning Shari Connolly
  Afternoon  Hayley Bradley 
Shanklin Children's Centre  All day  Lois Hall 

To book into these clinics or to change an appointment, please call the Maternity Co-ordinator on 01983 822099 ext 3210.


Professional Midwifery Advocate

A Professional Midwifery Advocate (PMA) can offer guidance and support about any aspect of your midwifery care. This includes:

  • giving you time, in a confidential and comfortable environment to discuss your plans for birth
  • providing advice and support about care options available to you, particularly if you choose care outside hospital guidelines
  • monitoring the ability and behaviour of your midwife to ensure that she meets the standards set by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • following birth, listening to any concerns you may have about the care you received and then discussing these concerns with the midwife if appropriate. Discussing your birthing experience and explaining events.

If would like to speak to our PMA you can contact her via:

Phone: 01983 822099 ext 3644


Or ask your midwife for a referral.

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