Meet the team or get involved
Our maternity services will provide care for you from the moment you find out you are pregnant. Whilst you’re pregnant you will have a nominated professional lead which will be a midwife or an obstetrician. Our aim is to ensure the safety and wellbeing of you and your baby, and that you have a positive pregnancy and birth experience at the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital.
Many pregnant women and their partners want to get to know the people who will provide care for them during their pregnancy. We are working hard towards implementing small midwifery teams that will provide continuity of care and support for all women that choose to have their babies at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital. This is in line with the ‘Better Births’ 5 year vision for maternity services. This means that you will be supported by your midwife who you will get to know and with whom you are able to build a relationship of trust.
If you’d like to help us improve our maternity care and facilities, you can join our Maternity Voices Forum and we would also welcome your participation in our maternity meetings (such as the labour ward form), where we can consider the on-going service developments to improve care. If you are interested please contact Claire Zajac.
Professional Midwifery Advocates
Professional Midwifery Advocates (PMA), are experienced practising midwives trained to support and guide midwives to deliver care developed nationally and delivered locally.
Every midwife is seen by her PMA at least once a year, to ensure a high standard of care for you and your family.
The objective of the role is to provide restorative clinical supervision; advocacy and support quality improvement activities, education and leadership for midwives.
What do professional midwifery advocates do
- Give guidance and support to your midwife and support her to provide you with the highest standards of care
- Work closely with the multidisciplinary team to ensure your care is appropriate
- Help midwives to access additional education and training in practice as necessary