Private Midwives

Essex Private Midwives

As we recognise that every couple has individual needs, we are also aware that not all Maternity services fully cater for those needs and for some couples choosing to have a private midwife, otherwise known as an Independent Midwife is the right choice for them. Becky is our resident Private/Independent Midwife and having joined forces with The UK Birth Centre offers Full Insurance for the range of services. These services include one to one Private Midwives consultations, packages providing all antenatal and/or postnatal care, packages to provide birth support or help you facilitate a homebirth or to support you during your hospital birth and not to mention breastfeeding support.  Becky  feels passionately that our prospective parents should be able to choose the service which best meets their needs so if the service you require is not listed then please feel free to contact us as our aim as private midwives, is to cater for your individual requirements.

Private midwives services for Loughton and surrounding areas of Essex.

Bababoom offers mothers-to-be in Essex a range of bespoke services from our private independent midwife. Becky aims to cater for all of your pregnancy and postnatal needs.

One-off consultations:

Whether it is for extra reassurance, a more convenient weekend or evening antenatal check to fit around your busy schedule, or an extra visit so that Grandma can listen to her grandchild’s heart beat, a one off consultation is perfect for you! Becky will arrange an appointment with you at a convenient time at either our Essex Bababoom shop or at your home, lasting approximately an hour- an hour and half, this will give plenty of time for you to discuss any queries or concerns you have at the same time. The cost for a consultation is £150.

Antenatal Care:

If fitting around NHS clinic time tables or seeing a range of different  midwives is not for you, then an antenatal  care package may be just what you need. Becky will arrange with you convenient times that she can deliver all of your pregnancy care needs. As your private midwife she will monitor the health and well being of both you and your unborn baby and provide support during this transitional time for you as a family. Becky will liase with GP's, Consultants and Hospitals as required and you will be given direct mobile contact details for her so you can always have someone you trust at the end of the phone. As your private midwife Becky will also be able to arrange all of your blood tests for you, via the NHS or privately and refer you to an Obstetrician if needed. These packages are provided from either 36 weeks, 24 weeks or from early pregnancy. The cost of an antenatal package is £600-£1500 depending on what stage of pregnancy care commences from.

Our Private Midwives continuing support for mother and baby

If having the continuity of midwives after you come home with your baby is important to you, then our  private midwife, Becky,  will be happy to support you during this time. As with the antenatal package this comes with full midwifery phone support service, and quantity of  home visits is dependent on package chosen. This includes breastfeeding support, peadiatric examination of the newborn and newborn screening testing and weighing.The cost of these packages range from £500-£1500 and provides ongoing support for both you and the baby for 1 week up to 6 weeks post birth.

Private Midwives Breastfeeding Support:

If you are just looking for a one off post natal visit or breast feeding support then we can arrange this for you with Becky on an hourly fee of £150.If you are having problems breast feeding, we can put together an intensive breast feeding support package for you. Our standard intensive breast feeding support package includes daily visits for 7 days to support you in establishing breast feeding. The cost of this package is £850.

Total Care Package:

The Private Midwife full care package supports the new mother from the start of her pregnancy and includes all of the above, but in addition our Private Midwife, Becky, will put herself on call for you from 37 weeks gestation to 42 weeks gestation to accompany you to hospital as a Birth support during your labour or to facilitate your homebirth. Research shows that being well supported by a known and trusted professional not only makes you feel safe and calm but has a direct effect on your labour and birth. Becky's aim is to ensure that you have the best possible birth experience. The cost of this all inclusive package with our private midwives, is just £4-5,000 depending on the level of postnatal care required.

If you have any questions regarding our Essex based Midwifery services, please contact us.

 Packages & Prices

Our packages are designed to give you the maximum choice. You can choose packages that include antenatal care, birth support and postnatal care to give you the level of support that you feel is right for you.

Antenatal Support

During pregnancy, you are advised to access antenatal care. This is to ensure that you and baby remain well and also to give you information about your choices and options for birth. We do understand that this can be both an exciting and anxious time for you, and so our aim is to give you expert care to ensure you have a positive pregnancy and birth experience. Pregnancy can be a worrying time and we want to help you feel relaxed and confident throughout.

All antenatal appointments are conducted in your own home or a mutually agreeable place. Normally you will see the same midwife throughout. Appointments are typically every 4 weeks until 28 weeks of pregnancy, then every 2-3 weeks until 37 weeks of pregnancy, then weekly until birth. 

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