My midwife isn't listening

If you feel that your midwife is not listening to you, you can ask to see another member of the team.

If you are still worried that no one is listening to your concerns, contact the day assessment unit (DAU) within the maternity unit or seek advice from the Consultant Midwife.

The rules on supervision are currently changing and will be different for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. We will update our information to reflect these changes when we know more.

The film below gives tips on how to speak up in pregnancy if you have a health concern

Published: April 2017. Review date: April 2020.

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Last reviewed on May 1st, 2014. Next review date April 1st, 2017.

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