As The Online Midwife I can offer a full package of antenatal and/or postnatal support to you, via zoom. A support package involves “virtual visits” over a cuppa, where we can discuss your wishes, look at the relevant evidence, guidelines, and resources, and make an adaptable plan of care that’s right for you and your family. (Click here to read how that went for a recent client…)
If needed, I can be part of liaising with NHS staff to help achieve that plan. A full package means I am contactable 24 hours for you and your family, to help with any worries or concerns.
Shorter care packages can be arranged, eg for breastfeeding support, or to make a plan of care for your pregnancy and birth around a complex health issue. One off sessions are also available, for example for reflecting on a previous birth experience, or birth planning. After the free initial one, One-off/as-needed Midwifery “virtual visits” are £65; as part of a package they become cheaper.
Although I am currently working primarily online, some face-to-face visits/antenatal & postnatal care packages might be possible too, depending where you are in Cumbria/North Lancs. And the initial virtual or phone consultation is always free, so just get in touch to chat about what you might need.
To help make care packages financially manageable, I have always asked clients to suggest a payment plan that fits their monthly budget.
What might we cover in our visits? Well, anything you wish – but here are some ideas…
Although I have been attending homebirths for many years, that is not currently possible, though I hope it will be again soon; more info here. If you would like to help independent midwives regain affordable birth indemnity cover, we would so appreciate it! In the meantime, if you are planning a hospital birth, I am on the staff bank at two NHS Trusts and it may be possible to arrange to be at your planned section birth there, please ask. Just click on the “contact me” tab above to discuss any of the above options, I am quite flexible!