Jenny Smith

AnteNatal

Helping you prepare your body and mind for the entire pregnancy journey.

About Antenatal Care services

Antenatal care services require you to book with Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and some of your care will be with the NHS. For example, scans. The rest of the appointments will be private at home with myself, providing one to one continuity.

I support women and birthing partners in all types of birth and provide private antenatal visits at home. However labour care will take place at, and be insured by, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

I offer services that can be used in combination with a consultant obstetrician where I provide antenatal input, as well as after care support.

Whilst all packages are tailored to the individual, I can help prepare you for birth in the following ways:

  • Preparing for changes to your body and self-care during pregnancy
  • Physiology and stages of labour, and how best to prepare for both
  • Pain management and alternative birthing options
  • Hypnobirthing techniques
  • Prepare you for unexpected changes in your birth plan
  • Caesarean birth – natural caesarean section, planned and emergency
  • Birth preference planning – planning your utopia plan
  • Exploring wishes for birth partner support
  • Preparing for breastfeeding and what to expect
  • Your hospital stay
  • Going home and early postnatal period for you and baby

How Does it Work?

Antenatal sessions

Single antenatal session at your home. 
£100 per hour

Two hour birth rehearsal planning.
£200

Online antenatal sessions

Single antenatal session on Zoom. 
£80 per hour

Hourly online Antenatal classes, including:

  • Normal labour session
  • What happens if labour becomes unexpected
  • Natural caesarean section
  • Postnatal classes what to expect with mother and baby
  • Breastfeeding and formula feeding

£80

The Antenatal Package - £2,400

Booking. Full history will be done at Chelsea and Westminster where all booking bloods will be done.
Visits. 12 antenatal midwifery visits at home.
Checks. Blood pressure, urine checks, measuring fundal height, presentation of baby and listening to baby heart rate.
Blood tests. Carried out, as required
Availability. 24hour text and calls.
Support. Conversations on healthy lifestyle and wellbeing throughout.
Birth rehearsal. At 36 weeks.

All packages can be paid in monthly instalments over 36 weeks

Combined Antenatal and Postnatal package - £3,300

Booking. Full history will be done at Chelsea and Westminster where all booking bloods will be done.
Visits. 12 antenatal midwifery visits at home.
Checks. Blood pressure, urine checks, measuring fundal height, presentation of baby and listening to baby heart rate.
Blood tests. Carried out, as required
Availability. 24hour text and calls.
Support. Conversations on healthy lifestyle and wellbeing throughout.
Birth rehearsal. At 36 weeks.

Home visits. 6 visits, carrying out wellbeing clinical checks on both mother and baby.
Support. Breastfeeding support and guidance, as well as formula feeding guidance.
Availability. 24h call and text support.

All packages can be paid in monthly instalments over 36 weeks

FAQs

Who provides my antenatal care?

As a private midwife I can provide your continuity of midwifery care. This will be in addition to any NHS clinical care which you might require, such as seeing an obsterician, ultrasound scans, etc

Who provides my postnatal care?

As a private midwife I can also provide private post natal care, or you could have postnatal care provided by the NHS. I will always be happy to discuss the options available to you.

Are you insured?

As a private midwife I am insured by the Royal College of Nursing for antenatal and postnatal care. For labour care this will be covered by the NHS at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, and I will be paid by the hospital as a bank midwife.

What are your qualifications?

NMC (nursing midwifery council), registered nurse, registered midwife, advanced diploma in midwifery, PGCEA and BTRT (birth trauma resolution trained).