Specialist Midwifery Teams
Diabetes Specialist Team
Lead midwife: Sarah Beeharry
Alongside consultant obstetricians and other members of the multi-disciplinary team, our specialist diabetes midwives provide comprehensive antenatal care to patients who have pre-existing diabetes or have developed gestational diabetes in pregnancy.
To contact the diabetes specialist midwives, please call: 01895 279 678
Lead midwife: Nicky Wilkins
Our small team of experienced homebirth midwives provide caseload antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care to those who wish to give birth at home.
If you are thinking of having a homebirth, or would like further information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Infant Feeding Team
Lead midwife: Julia Masdin
The Infant Feeding Team of midwives and maternity support workers are committed to providing specialist feeding support and education to new and expecting parents. The team also facilitate peer support sessions alongside health visitors in the community.
Whether you are pregnant, are breastfeeding or formula feeding your baby, our ‘Infant Feeding’ padlet has drop-in clinic information, leaflets, videos and other feeding resources to help prepare and support your feeding journey. Click here to view our 'Infant Feeding' padlet.
If you are unable to attend any planned infant feeding clinic appointments or if you need further feeding advice, contact the Infant Feeding Team:
01895 279723 (Monday - Friday between 8am - 4pm) or email: email@example.com
For out of hours support contact Maternity Triage: 01895 279 054
Parent Education Team
Lead midwife: Kavita Goreeba
‘Welcoming Our Baby’ antenatal classes are available free of charge, for those booked at Hillingdon maternity unit. The classes cover subjects including relaxation techniques, pain relief options and how to care for yourself and your baby in the antenatal and postnatal periods.
Our ‘Parent Education’ padlet has podcasts, educational videos and leaflets and other useful resources to support your journey through pregnancy, birth and beyond. Click here to view our 'Parent Education' padlet.
For more information or to book classes, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Perinatal Pelvic Health Service (PPHS) Team
Lead midwife: Sara Field
Our PPHS team is made up of specialist pelvic health physiotherapists, midwives, nurses and a consultant obstetrician. The team work collaboratively to provide a service to people experiencing pelvic health complications following childbirth. They also offer education, in pregnancy and beyond, about perineal care, pelvic floor exercises and bladder and bowel care.
Our ‘Pelvic Health’ padlet has leaflets, podcasts, videos and other resources surrounding pelvic health. Click here to view our 'Pelvic Health' padlet.
If you think you need a referral to the PPHS team, contact your midwife, GP or email: email@example.com
Anentatal and Newborn Screening Team
Lead midwife: Lucinda Hartstone
The maternity screening team ensures that all pregnant people are offered high quality and effective screening, in line with national guidance from NHS England. The specialist team also counsels and supports parents with high risk or positive screening results.
Useful screening resources:
The screening team also offer, for a fee, private Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT), which tests for Down’s Syndrome, Edwards’ Syndrome and Patau’s Syndrome.
To arrange a booking for an NIPT, please call: 01895 279 453 (Monday - Friday between 9am - 3pm)
Professional Midwifery Advocate (PMA) Team
Our network of PMAs at Hillingdon are experienced midwives who wish to support and advocate for staff and service users alike. The team run monthly ‘Birth Reflections’ clinics to give parents the opportunity to talk and reflect on their pregnancy and birth experience at Hillingdon.
Topaz Complex Needs Team
Lead midwife: Karen Phipps
The Topaz Team provide individualised antenatal and postnatal care to people with complex social needs and/or additional psychological needs, such as safeguarding, complex mental health issues, young people, alcohol and substance misuse, learning disabilities and people seeking asylum. The team work closely with social care, health visitors and other external professionals and partners.