Midwives care for women and their babies. They prepare for the birth, assist the woman at the birth and provide practical and emotional advice and support in the care of the newborn baby.
They take specialist training after qualifying as a nurse, or train directly as a midwife.
The 25 Midwives at Inverclyde CMU between them have decades of training and experience in caring for mums to be and delivering babies.
Many, if not most, live locally and know the community and its people very well - our midwives often meet people in the street they delivered as newborn babies!