Antenatal, pregnancy and postnatal period

Initial consultation by phone/video.

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 meetings is usually at 16 weeks, 20, 24, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, then weekly until birth. Midwifery well-being checks include taking your blood pressure, urine analysis, abdominal palpation assessing position and growth, and auscultation of baby’s heart rate. Holistic and therapeutic input will be provided at all appointments based on your individual needs and circumstances.

Preparation for birth education Both Rebecca & Debbie are accredited real birth company teachers. They will cover topics at appropriate antenatal sessions to provide you with a good understanding of birth physiology.

Birth Plan Session at 36 weeks (approximately 2 hours) to discuss your birth plan in addition to your routine midwifery checks.

Postnatal Midwifery Care: Visits from your midwives at home over a 4-6 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 the feeding support required, the baby’s progress and the birther’s wellbeing. Care is provided for up to 6 weeks. We can also conduct the Newborn bloodspot screening test.

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.