This is our comprehensive birth package for new mums. We offer dedicated bespoke care with access to your midwife 8am-8pm for routine queries and in emergencies throughout your pregnancy birth and postnatal period.
Initial consultation by phone/video due to COVID restrictions.
Booking Appointment with midwifery review appropriate for your gestation including information about screening options and place of birth intentions
Antenatal midwifery care. All appointments are offered at home and after your booking appointment, the schedule of appointments is usually at 16 weeks, 20, 24, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, then weekly until birth. Midwifery well-being checks with consent of your blood pressure, urine analysis, abdominal palpation assessing position and growth, and auscultation of baby’s heart rate.
Real birth Company training Both Rebecca & Debbie are accredited real birth company teachers and will cover topics at appropriate antenatal sessions to provide you with a good understanding about birth physiology.
Birth Preparation Session at 36 weeks (approximately 2 hours) to discuss your birth plan combined with your routine midwifery checks.
Labour and birth midwifery care. On call support and attendance at your birth at your chosen location (home or hospital) from the 37 weeks gestation until your baby’s birth! Care may include early labour assessment, and support and advocacy for you including waterbirth and active birth support. A second midwife will attend a Home Birth.
Postnatal Midwifery Care: Visits from your midwives at home over a 6 week period following your birth with frequent visits in the first week and extended postnatal support thereafter. Typically your postnatal care is provided at Day 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 10 & 14 depending on weight gain, feeding support and we can also conduct the Newborn bloodspot screening test. During these appointments we can provide bespoke feeding support and guidance if further review is required for your baby or yourself. Subsequent appointments weekly by prior arrangement.
Referral arranged as necessary to an appropriate NHS clinician at your booking hospital. Access to your named midwife throughout the duration of Services with telephone support or email