Midwifery Services on the Wirral

At One to One we believe that every woman should have a midwife who can provide continuity of care throughout pregnancy, birth and up to 6 weeks postnatal.

Our midwives work as part of a small team of 4 to 6 midwives based in the community who liaise closely with all other NHS services to ensure you get the care you and your baby need.

Our midwives are available 7 days a week from 8am to 8pm for routine appointments and visits - in a community setting local to you or at home, and there will always be a midwife on 24 hour call for emergencies.

One to One Midwives are free to all NHS patients and are available under Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which covers, but is not limited to, the following areas:

  • Birkenhead
  • Wallasey
  • Bebington
  • Heswall
  • Hoylake
  • West Kirby

Care takes place in your homes (or location of your choice) at times to suit your needs and the vast majority of visits can take place in the evening or at weekends to ensure that your partners are also active participants in the care. There are no limits to the number of visits and you and midwife will agree how often the visits should take place to meet the individual needs of your family. 

Our service is completely free of charge and you can self refer to us in the following ways: 

Call us on: 0330 3309 121
Via our website: http://www.onetoonemidwives.org/enquiries
Via your GP

One to One at Bidston and St James Children’s Centre:

One to One Midwives Head Office is at Bidston and St James Centre, 344 Laird Street, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH41 7AL

What we offer:

  • Scanning
  • Parent Education Classes
  • Hypnobirthing

Scan clinics: Your One to One midwife will be able to give you further information on our scan clinics and will be responsible for booking your appointments.

Tongue-tie clinics: Information on Tongue Tie clinics and how to book can be found: http://www.onetoonemidwives.org/tongue-tie-information

In the community:

Information about the activities and events taking place across the Wirral can be found on our monthly What’s On timetable which you can download below or ask you midwife for a copy. 

Baby Shower at Birkenhead Central Library: Saturday 10th June 2017 from 14:15 - 16:15 at Birkenhead Central Library, Borough Rd, Birkenhead CH41 2XB
Parents to be and parents can come and meet a variety of organisations including One to One Midwives, NCT, Health Visitors and Puddleducks. There will be story time, baby bounce and crafts for under 5s with special guest Peppa Pig.

Mothercare Expectant Parent Event: Tuesday 13th June and Thursday 22nd June 2017 from 18:00 - 20:00 at Mothercare Bromborough, The Croft Retail Park, Welton Road, Birkenhead, Bromborough CH62 3PN
The events are free to attend but places are strictly limited. Key parenting topics will include: Car safety and car seat fitting advice, nursery furniture, cot mattresses and the latest sleep safety advice, pushchair and pram choices, breast pumps and sterilising, suitable baby toys for the first 12 months and much more...
Places are limited, so please only bring up to one additional guest with you.
Please arrive on time to get the most out of the event - the event will include a number of scheduled talks on key parenting topics eg. car safety and pushchairs options.

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FAQs:

Where is St James centre located?

The full address for Bidston and St James Centre is 344 Laird St, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH41 7AL

Is the centre open at the weekend?

No, the centre opening hours are: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. Unless you are attending our hypnobirthing or parent education course!

Can I call the centre to refer to the service?

Yes – call 0330 3309 121, you can fill in an online enquiry form here: http://www.onetoonemidwives.org/enquiries or ask your GP to refer you.

Can my One to One midwife deliver my baby at the hospital?

One to One Midwives will be unable to deliver your baby at the local hospital, but she can attend the birth and act as an advocate of support.

How do I book onto the One to One Hypnobirthing course?

To find out more about our hypnobirthing course and availability in your area, visit: http://www.onetoonemidwives.org/Hypnobirthing_Calendar

How do I book on to the Active Birth/Parent Education class?

To find out more about our Active Birth and Parent Education Classes, visit: http://www.onetoonemidwives.org/Parent_Education_classes