As The Online Midwife I can offer a full package of antenatal and/or postnatal support to you, no matter where you live, via zoom/skype/phone chats. 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.
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. One off Midwifery “virtual visits” (lasting approx an hour) cost £60.
Although I am currently working primarily online, some face-to-face visits might be possible too depending on where we both are. And the first virtual consultation is always free, so just get in touch to chat about what you might need.
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 hospitals and it may be possible to arrange to be at your planned birth there, please ask. Just click on the “contact me” tab above to discuss any of the above options, I am quite flexible!