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Probably daft question about midwives

(7 Posts)
Caitmous Wed 12-Nov-14 22:43:27

At the EPAU, I get that you're seen by a sonographer if you're getting a scan. But the nurses that speak to you, are they 'midwives' if they deal with pregnancies that early on (pre-12wks)? Or are they another type of nurse?


cheesecakemom Wed 12-Nov-14 22:45:11


BitterHoneyGreenNight Wed 12-Nov-14 22:47:47

They will be midwives. Midwives don't just deal with later pregnancy and delivery, they are trained to deal with early pregnancy as well.

Caitmous Wed 12-Nov-14 22:54:46

Thank you smile

MammySam Wed 12-Nov-14 22:57:27

As I have been a regular at my EPAU over the last year I can concur, they are indeed midwives usually ones that specialise in early pregnancy.

EssexMummy123 Wed 12-Nov-14 23:42:28

Don't think it was midwives in my experience at two local hospitals, doctors of difference levels and nurses / assistant nurses - the only midwife i saw was accompanying someone straight up from a 20 week scan. Perhaps it's different in different areas.

beebop100 Thu 13-Nov-14 00:09:08

Must be different in different hospitals, at mine only nurses work in the early pregnancy unit and midwives see women post-12 weeks.

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