I will see you every month until 28 weeks, and then two weekly until 36 weeks, and weekly until the birth. This includes labour and postnatal care.
With the AnteNatal package, I will provide clinical care for you during pregnancy. This may be in combination with the PostNatal package, where I will see you at home following the birth.
This is a two hour session specifically tailored for your plans for birth, whether it be a normal birth or caesarean section.
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
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.
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.
In normal pregnancy and birth I would follow guidance in the surveilance in both mother and baby. If any abnormality occurs within labour you would be transferred to the labour ward to ensure safety of yourself and your baby, and obstetric and neonatal teams would be involved, as required.
I would continue to be your midwife throughout labour and birth.
As far as possible, I would always try and keep the environment as calm as possible, allowing for mobility in labour and use of water if chosen, supporting you with a ‘head uterus’ connection and relaxing breathing techniques and body relaxation methods.
If you are with me on a complete package I will provide your postnatal are as a private midwife.
If you wish for a private postnatal package only, I can provide you with that as a private midwife.
All women will be provided with a NHS postnatal service, should they not wish to uptake a private service.
I have been trained as a BTR midwife. This allows me to support women who have experienced trauma during pregnancy, labour and birth.
However, if there are other underlying psychological issues, I will discuss with you the requirement to seek treatment with a qualified a psychotherapist or psychiatrist.
The number of sessions required are using 2 to 4, depending on your requirements.
NMC (nursing midwifery council), registered nurse, registered midwife, advanced diploma in midwifery, PGCEA and BTRT (birth trauma resolution trained).
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