In some pregnancies, it will not be suitable for a woman to be given midwife-led care. In which case she will be referred to consultant-led care, where she will be given the support of a consultant doctor specialising in women's health.
Consultant doctors work very closely with midwives at our maternity unit to help provide the safest possible care for mothers and their babies, both during pregnancy and birth.
Find out more about when you might see a consultant doctor here.
You can also see our list of current consultant doctors and their areas of special interest.