I offer a no obligation consultation to potential clients, which normally takes place in the comfort of your home, and can last up to two hours. During this time we have the chance to meet each other and get to know each other a little, and also to discuss your hopes and requirements for your birth and how this can best be facilitated. The fee for this consultation is £70 and is non-refundable, however it will be deducted off the total care price, should you decide to book.
If you decide that I am the independent midwife for you, we will arrange a time for me to come and book you. At this appointment I will fill in notes, take a detailed medical history and give you lots of useful information to help keep you healthy and to give you informed choices about care and procedures, such as blood tests and scans etc.
Unlike the NHS, I assume that nothing is done as a matter of “routine” and to that end you decide what you would like, although I’m happy to suggest what is usual if that is helpful for you. If you should choose to have blood tests and scans I will request them through your GP and local hospital, as you are entitled to these freely within the NHS even if you are under my care. If you would rather have them done privately however, I can arrange for this too.