Midwifery Services

Whether you are high risk/low risk; planning a home birth, birth centre birth, labour ward/delivery suite birth or even a planned cesarean section, I am able to support you for your pregnancy and birth journey!

Covid-19 and Midwifery Care
As a midwife, my care can more or less carry on as normal, just with special considerations.  

Ordinarily I would arrange a face to face meet up to discuss how I could care for you, this is now offered by FaceTime.

If following our FaceTime chat you would like to book with me to care for you, then a big part of midwifery care is discussion and support emotionally, which we can do by FaceTime/Telephone and so I am moving towards appointments being mostly online/telephone, with the clinical Blood pressure check/Listening to baby’s heartbeat (our routine clinical check ups)  that can continue at home, with the understanding that these appointments would only take place if both you and anyone living at home has no symptoms of the virus.
For my part,  I am only seeing one midwifery family per day, (allowing me to shower and to use clean clothes before leaving the house and change and shower upon returning) and that I wash and sanitise my hands with antimicrobial and anti fungal medical grade sanitiser upon arrival, before touching you and again before I leave.

 

Antenatal Care

Antenatal care is offered as part of the full package of labour care, or alternatively on its own without birth support, or together with the Postnatal Only Care Package.


For example, you may wish to have Antenatal Only Care from me if:
* You are planning an Elective Cesarean, 
* Your Pregnancy is high risk and you would like to have midwifery care alongside your obstetric appointments.
* You would like additional reassurance checks throughout your pregnancy, whilst keeping the NHS care too.

* You would like a One off Reassurance Pregnancy medical check up.


I am proud to be able to offer continuity of carer for the antenatal part of your birth journey.  Seeing the same midwife throughout, builds a trusting relationship, and there's no repetition of your story to a stranger, leaving plenty of time to allay any worries or fears, ensuring that you have as positive a pregnancy as possible.

Older siblings are welcome at each appointment and are made to feel part of this very special occasion.

Appointments are at times convenient to you, (including evenings and weekends) meaning that your partner has the opportunity to be part of the antenatal care too.


 

Full Antenatal Care: £1800 (minimum 10 appointments and breastfeeding/newborn session included)
One off antenatal Appointment: £180


 

For Labour and Birth Care, please see Full Package:

 

Postnatal Care

Postnatal care is offered as part of the full package of labour care, or alternatively on its own without birth support, or together with the Antenatal Only Care Package.


For example, you may wish to have Postnatal Only Care from me if:
* You are planning an Elective Cesarean, and would like continuity of Midwifery care at home,
* You are planning a hospital birth and would like continuity  midwifery care once home,
* You would like additional reassurance checks throughout your postnatal period, whilst keeping the NHS care too.

* You would like a One off Reassurance Mother and Newborn medical check up.


Postnatal Care Plan:

 I offer visits on Postnatal Days 1,2,3,5, 7, 10, 14, 21,28, and any additional visits if needed. (All these visits are included in the Full Birth Package also)

At each visit, care for the mother includes top to toe medical 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.


Tongue Tie Assessment and Release if needed is included in the full Postnatal Care package.


For assistance with breastfeeding issues, one to one postnatal sessions are tailored for you and your needs.

Antenatal appointments take 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.


 
 

Postnatal

One Off Postnatal visit: £180

Full Postnatal Package: £1800

Please note that an element of this fee is the 'On Call' so that I am guaranteed to be there for you on those important early days

(includes 8 visits, ALL breastfeeding sessions and Frenulotomy if needed)