Hello! Welcome to Richmond and Lonsdale Community Midwifery team, please find below some information about the team.
Our lovely team consists of 9 Midwives (MW) and 3 Advanced Midwifery Support Workers (AMSW).
We cover postcodes TW9 and TW10 (Richmond) and SW13, SW14 and a very small patch of SW15 (Lonsdale).
We run Antenatal (AN) and Postnatal (PN) clinics at various Children Centres (CC) and GP health centres within our patch.
Each midwife has her own clinic to promote continuity throughout the AN and PN period. Some of the team midwives also work within the Maternity Unit to provide care in labour at our Birth Centre or Delivery Suite.
Immediate PN care following discharge from hospital will be at your home and subsequent visits or appointments will be tailored to you and your baby’s individual needs. Some of the PN appointments will be at a clinic. We would expect that you will be seen by your midwife at some point following your baby birth before discharge either at home or at clinic . We can see you and baby up to 28 days but usually we discharge to care of Health Visiting team (HV ) at around 10-14 days after birth.
The midwives are:
Team lead MW Karen Hopkins
MW Jo Winterbottom @ Ham CC on a Tuesday and Wednesday.
MW Melissa Fox Blach @ Ham on a Thursday and Barnes CC on Friday morning
MW Sam Garner & MW Tina Rasmussen Mettle- @ Sheen Lane Health centre on a Tuesday.
Wednesday morning at Barnes CC 67b Lower Richmond Road & Queen Mary’s Roehampton Wednesday afternoon for booking SW14 ladies
MW Natalie Bell @Lowther CC on a Monday & @ Queen Mary’s Roehampton Friday morning for booking SW13 ladies
MW Phili Coley @ Barnes CC on a Monday.
MW Sophie Roxburgh @ Barnes CC on a Wednesday.
MW Clare Aston – will be joining team in New Year
AMSW Cathy Rawkins
AMSW Sue Lewallen
AMSW Danielle Worth
Our 3 lovely ladies provide breast feeding support at home and also at a clinic at Barnes CC on a Tuesday and Friday mornings. They are trained to undertake 1st visits at home for low risk women and also wound assessment.
We strongly encourage you to see your midwife who you will meet at your 1st booking appointment ( unless she is on leave ) at her clinic on the day specified above to promote continuity of care which research has shown promotes positive health outcomes “Better Births” (Cumberledge ,J. 2016) and reduced interventions.
We also run AN preparation classes every other month on 3 consecutive Thursdays 10.00-12.00 at Barnes CC 67b Lower Richmond Road – dates can be obtained from your midwife and you can call team to book a free place. Numbers limited to 10 couples due to room size.
Our link Obstetricians are:
Miss Diana Fleming and Miss Amanda Ali.
Our contact number is 0208-934-3316