Bad Mum

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27 November 2017

Feature: Private Midwives




It’s Your Journey, It’s Your Choice
  • Birth Packages with a Private Midwife to Suit You –
  • Offers maximum flexibility, choice and continuity -

Private Midwives, is the UK’s leading provider of private midwives, providing professional care to those looking for that that extra peace of mind and reassurance throughout their pregnancy journey.
The large network of regulated and fully insured midwives offer support across the country, with each experienced and reassuring midwife being carefully matched to each family, according to their unique approaches and specialisms.

Midwives Matched with Expectant Parents
The bespoke services offered by Private Midwives have been created specifically to offer maximum choice, flexibility and the security of continuity to families at a time when they need it most. Individual packages can be tailored and put together to suit mothers-to-be, whether it be birth support and antenatal care to postnatal care and breast-feeding support.
Whatever the mother’s wishes, worries or queries, Private Midwives are there to support and offer their reassuring expertise 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
For extra peace of mind, flexible, scheduled appointments can be booked at the convenience of each family so that partners, children and loved ones can be part of the journey.


Antenatal Support



The perfect package for supporting mothers-to-be throughout the exciting pre-birth period. Not only will this help to carefully monitor the health of mum and baby, appointments are frequent and booked at the convenience of the family.

Appointments are typically every 4 weeks until 28 weeks of pregnancy, then every 2-3 weeks until 37 weeks of pregnancy and following that, weekly until birth. What’s more, the same midwife can usually be seen throughout the antenatal period for consistency.

This means that children, partners and those closest to the family can be present as the birth choices, queries and preferences are discussed.
This expert care will not only help to ensure a positive pregnancy and birth experience, but will also offer reassurance and advice to calm any unwelcome anxieties.

Prices:

Early Pregnancy – Care from early pregnancy until birth    £1,500

24 Weeks – Care from 24 weeks of pregnancy or later, until birth  £1,150

36 Weeks – Care from 36 weeks of pregnancy until birth £600

Single Appointment £150

Harmony Test (Prenatal DNA Test)* £350

Harmony Test (Prenatal DNA Test)** £500

* if taken with any antenatal package shown above    
** taken on its own without any other antenatal care           


Birth Care and Support



The Birth Care and Support package has been created to ensure the most positive birthing experience possible.
A familiar and carefully matched midwife will be at hand from around 37 weeks until the birth.
Whether it’s comforting hand holding, reassuring advice or a calming support, the midwife can also help to explain the birth choices available and assist with medical-related questions. What’s more, the midwife can be there to support mothers-to-be during every step of their labour, so they need never feel alone.
This means that parents will have total piece of mind throughout one of the most special and memorable moments in their lives.
Whether it’s a hospital or home birth, or services such as birthing pools and gas and air there are options to suit every requirement and wish list.

Prices:
Birth Support (hospital birth) – Private Midwife for your labour    £2,000
Birth Support (home birth)** £2,000
Birthing Pool – New birthing pool and liner delivered to your home  £150
Gas Cylinder – One gas cylinder (additional gas cylinders - £25)    £75
*an antenatal support package (excludes single appointment) and at least one weeks postnatal care must be chosen with this option
**In accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001, as healthcare professionals and for your peace of mind, Private Midwives have the adequate and appropriate insurance in place to provide home birth care.
Postnatal care

The postnatal period is an exciting time for new parents, however it can also be challenging for even the most experienced mothers.
Postnatal care packages are available to reduce the strain of caring for a newborn and help parents adjust to life with a new baby.
Packages include visits from a midwife in hospital and/or at home to conduct physical checks on mother and baby as well as providing the ultra-important physical and emotional support in the weeks following birth. Assistance with feeding, advice about baby and physical checks will be provided as part of the package.
An intensive breast-feeding support package is also available, which involves daily visits for 7 days to help mothers adapt to the perfect routine and combat any challenges, whilst providing them with any necessary support.

Prices:
Six weeks of care postnatal £1,500
Four weeks of care postnatal £1,250
Three weeks of care postnatal £1,100
Two weeks of care postnatal £845
One week of care postnatal £500
Single Appointment £150
Intensive breast feeding support £850
For more information and to create a tailored package or book individual appointments, visit http://www.PrivateMidwives.com.


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