Pregnancy, birth and postnatal period

This package is offered for clients who would like continuity with their midwives from 24 weeks gestation and who are looking for additional support whilst exploring options or preparing for a home birth. We can discuss with you your intentions and queries and create a care plan for you, ensuring you have access to the advice, birth options and support you would like. 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 can be established. Care usually is booked to start from 24 weeks gestation then appointments would be at 28 weeks, then every two weeks until 36 weeks and then weekly appointments until birth. Midwifery well-being checks with consent of your blood pressure, urine analysis, and abdominal palpation to assesses 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. It may also be possible to arrange small group sessions.

Birth Preparation Session at 36 weeks gestation (approximately 2.5 hours) to discuss and document 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 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 during a 4 week period following your birth. Frequent visits in the first week and extended postnatal support thereafter with visits provided initially at Day 1, 3, 5, 7 and 10 then 14 depending on weight gain, feeding support required and maternal well-being. Visits are then once weekly for the remaining 2 weeks of care. We can also conduct the Newborn bloodspot screening test

Access to your named midwife throughout the duration of Services with telephone support or email

Referral arranged if necessary to an appropriate clinician or senior midwife at your booking hospital