What happens if there are complications during my pregnancy, labour and birth, or postpartum?

During your care, if a health concern arises that is beyond the scope of midwifery practice, your midwife will arrange for a consultation with an appropriate health care professional. Occasionally this may result in a transfer of your care to an obstetrician, or a paediatrician for your newborn. If your care is transferred, your midwife will stay in a supportive role and resume your care when it is safe and reasonable to do so.