Continuity of carer is the ‘gold standard’ of care, giving women an opportunity to get to know their midwife and build a relationship of trust. This therapeutic relationship means any problems can be identified early and individual care plans be made that deliver safe and positive birth outcomes. It allows women to relax fully when in labour so their bodies can get on with the work in hand. Once baby’s arrived, you’ll have a companion to guide you through the precious early days.
I’ll provide you with full antenatal care and some antenatal education, referring to other health care professionals as needed. Visits will be monthly at first and increasing in frequency until the birth of your baby. I’ll be available to call or text for advise throughout the pregnancy during daylight hours! £1,400
I’ll see you the day after your birth (or after you get home from hospital), then as needed until baby is 28 days old, usually around 10 visits over the four weeks. I’ll give you lots of feeding support to help you feel confident with however you decide to feed your baby, time to discuss any concerns and advice about how to care for your baby and your self/selves as parents. £1,200
Antenatal & Postnatal Package
The full Antenatal & Postnatal packages of care. £2,250
One off consultation Antenatal
Maybe you’ve been advised to have an induction and want to talk through your options, or you want a bit more in depth advise around an aspect of your care or a discussion around evidence. We can spend some time to make sure you feel you understand your plan of care and I might be able to give you some options. £100 – £150 depending on nature of appointment (clinical or non-clinical).
Birth and Parenting Preparation Package
I can spend a couple of afternoons with you, or two or three evenings over a couple of weeks, to go through: the process of labour; what might help ease the process (including a bit of massage, aromatherapy and yoga, along with the pros and cons of what pharmaceuticals are available at a home birth and in hospital); what might happen in an emergency and when you might be offered intervention and your choices around all this; how to get breastfeeding off to a good start, what to expect and how to deal with the common problems; and what to expect in the early weeks for yourself and the baby. We’ll need around six hours, maybe a little longer and you’ll complete these feeling empowered and informed about what is to come. £300
Postnatal visit & breastfeeding support
Support in the early days is so important and the right words can be transformative. I’ll check both mum & baby are well, offer expert evidence based advise and give breastfeeding support within my capacity as a midwife. £200 for first appointment, £150 follow ups.