Jenny Smith

Labour

Receive support before and after labour, including tailored birth rehearsals.

What is Labour Care?

For your Labour package of care I will be on call and attend your labour and birth either at the birth centre or the labour ward of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

Labour care will be insured by Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. To ensure the safety of you and your baby, I always follow the NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence) and hospital guidelines for your care.

My labour package will provide private antenatal and postnatal visits before and after your labour, and supports all women and birthing partners.

Depending on your individual requirements, you may decide to be on the birth centre or, on certain circumstances, on the labour ward. For example, if you required an epidural you would be cared for on the labour ward.

Whatever type of birth, I will ensure you wil receive as much nornmality as possible to make you feel comfortable and supported in all types of birth, for example, with a caesarean.

How Does it Work?

Birth Rehearsal Session

I offer a tailored birth rehearsal session (as seen in my book), where we can discuss any wishes you have for your labour, explore and write out a plan, and rehearse the type of birth you would like.

This session is about getting as close as possible to emulating the birth whilst thinking, in a positive way, about all of your options in all types of birth.

The Private Continuum package (includes antenatal, labour and postnatal care) - £4,000

Please note: availability dependent on labour due dates.

Single session and unique antenatal and postnatal packages are also available.

Booking. Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

Consultations.
Every 4 weeks until 28 weeks, every 2 weeks until 36 weeks, and then weekly until the birth.

Antenatal availability.
24 hour, on calls and text messages

Tests.
All booking tests and scans via NHS at Chelsea and Westminster (unless you are arranging your own private scans).

Labour care.
Labour care will be provided at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and I will be paid bank hours.

Postnatal care.
Postnatal care will include 4 home visits.

Postnatal availability.
24 hour text and support on phone.

FAQs

What clinical care do you give me in labour?

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.

What environment would I have in labour?

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.