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You're pregnant

When you become pregnant, your first contact is with a midwife, who records details of your medical history and assesses how healthy you are. The midwife will find out if your pregnancy is progressing smoothly.

If there are no problems with either your health or that of your unborn baby, you will be able to receive all your care at the Inverclyde CMU all the way through to giving birth.   You will be able to do this even if this is your first baby.

If your are expecting twins (or even more babies!), you will receive all your care from midwives up until the time you are due but - purely as a precaution - you will be asked to give birth in a Consultant-led unit, usually the one at the Royal Alexandria Hospital.

If there are any concerns whatsoever about your health, or that of your baby, you will receive your care jointly between the local midwives and consultants at the Royal Alexandra Hospital.  You will give birth at the Royal Alexandra Hospital.  However, for most mums this is just a precaution as most births go absolutely smoothly and good planning by staff will mean there is little to worry about.