Antenatal Care (before the birth of your baby), takes place in the comfort of your own home, unhurried and with plenty of time for me to check you and your baby's well being and to answer your questions and concerns.
A Booking Appointment, enables me to take a thorough history of your pregnancy, check you and your baby and answer many questions that a new mother has... Typically lasts 1.5hrs, and happens between 8-10 weeks of pregnancy.
Care following the booking appointment, includes routine Antentatal appointments throughout your pregnancy, again at your home and lasting around 45mins. This is usually 10 appointments, and I can arrange blood tests, scans and consultant appointments if needed.
Care also includes access to me as your midwife by telephone throughout your pregnancy, and also resources (relaxation CDs, Books etc) if needed.
Antenatal care can also be provided as a 'one off' reassurance appointment in addition to your NHS care, or you may wish to have support for consultant appointments.
One Off Antental Appointment: £140
Package of Three Antenatal Appointments: £390Full Package of Care £1400
As part of the complete package, I offer visits on Postnatal Days 1,2,3,5, 10, 14, 21,28, 35 and 42.
At each visit, care for the mother includes top to toe health checks for postnatal well being, including perineum health, breast care, self care and healing and recovery.
For baby, neonatal care also includes head to toe health check, weight monitoring, Newborn Screening (the 'Heel Prick' test) and I am able to assist with all aspects of normal newborn behaviour and can assist with feeding and caring for you and your newborn.
One off Postnatal visits are available, for example - specifically to help care for you following a cesarean section. Or you may feel you would like additional support to that which is offered by the NHS.For assistance with breastfeeding issues, one to one postnatal sessions are tailored for you and your needs.
One Off Postnatal: £160
Full Postnatal Package: £1400(includes ALL breastfeeding
sessions, Frenulotomy if needed, and 'Closing the Bones' postnatal
Labour and Birth Care:
Sadly the Nursing and Midwifery Council Have placed TEMPORARY restrictions on labour care as of the 11/01/17.
Until this is resolved I am personally unable to offer labour care.
However, I am able to work with a Birth Doula who will provide labour care for those women who wish to birth with the NHS either at home or in hospital.
The complete antenatal, birth Doula, and Postnatal Package Includes:
Full Midwifery Care throughout your pregnancy, birth preparation, breastfeeding antenatal session, birth Doula, and full postnatal care.