Cost

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Complete midwifery care: antenatal, birth and postnatal - as little as £160 monthly

“Many people have asked if hiring Annie cost a lot. I always answer... “ it did cost, but we spent nearly twice as much on our second hand car!”. For our family, my pregnancies and birth experiences have, and always will be, some of the biggest adventures of our lives. To have the care of one experienced professional midwife, a woman who needed no birth plan because she became a friend who knew what we all wanted, was invaluable, priceless. Thank you Annie!” (mother of 2nd baby)

Free pre-booking meeting so that you can meet me, ask questions, discuss your needs and wishes and explore whether I’m the right midwife for you.

Your care includes all the reassurance of having me as your midwife during your pregnancy, baby’s birth and in those first few weeks after the birth and knowing that during your baby’s birth, I will be with you, supporting you, believing in you, encouraging you and caring for you and your baby, as well as your partner and any family members or friends you want to be involved.

24/7 on call access to me from booking until last visit. (If I’m going to take a holiday, this will only be arranged following discussion with you, always before your baby is 37 weeks and 24/7 access to another Independent Midwife will be provided.)

As many home visits (each lasting approximately 2 hours) as you would like or are clinically indicated, for antenatal care, informative discussion, planning and preparation for the birth.

Labour and birth at home and/or support and advocacy in hospital

As many postnatal visits as you would like or are clinically indicated until your baby is 4 weeks old.

Cost: £3200 plus travel expenses at 45p/mile (AA recommendation).

This can be paid by an initial booking fee of as little as £320 with the remainder as £160 monthly payments over a period of up to 18 months or whatever suits you. We'll discuss this at the prebooking meeting.

“Once we had booked Annie as our midwife we both felt so much more relaxed and peaceful and really enjoyed the rest of the pregnancy and birth. Looking back, Annie’s care was worth so much more than what she charged, even though it felt like a big commitment for us at the start!” (parents of first baby)

Full fee payable regardless of stage of pregnancy at booking (except in special circumstances).

Sadly miscarriages sometimes happen in which case I give a refund.

I appreciate booking me for complete midwifery care is a major expense… Grandparents-to-be sometimes contribute to the payment and I have known several couples use the increase in value of their house to put my fee on their mortgage! If there is any aspect of my fee structure you do not understand, please ask me.

It is difficult to explain how having a trusting relationship with one, experienced midwife can make such an enormous difference to how you feel about yourself, as well as how it can affect your birth and relationship with your baby. Research has shown that one to one care, can halve the likelihood of a caesarean birth, shorten labour and dramatically reduce the need for pain relief. But what I offer is so much more than that… far reaching holistic support!

"Having Annie as my midwife was well worth the money!" (mother of 2nd baby).

Antenatal Package - £800 (paid as £100 monthly if necessary)

Free pre-booking meeting so that you can meet me, ask questions, discuss your needs and wishes and decide whether I’m the right midwife for you.

Up to 14 antenatal visits each lasting 1 - 2 hours in your home and 24/7 on call access to me from booking until birth.This includes a full antenatal check, NHS blood tests if required and arrangement of scans as well as time to discuss any concerns and birth preparation.If I’m going to take a holiday, this will only be arranged following discussion with you.

Cost: £800 (paid as £100 monthly if necessary) plus travel expenses at 45p/mile.

Postnatal Package - £500

Free pre-booking meeting so that you can meet me, ask questions, discuss your needs and wishes and decide whether I’m the right midwife for you.

Up to 10 postnatal visits each lasting 1 - 2 hours in your home and 24/7 on call access to me from your baby's birth until my last visit.This includes a full mother and baby check, newborn examination and screening blood test as well breast feeding support and time to discuss any concerns.

Cost: £500 plus travel expenses at 45p/mile.

Birth Preparation Course of five 2 hour evening antenatal classes - £100

See Classes page for details.

Cost: £100 per couple.

One off consultations - £30

I offer the following consultations at £30 an hour plus travel expenses at 45p/mile (AA recommendation).

Consultation to unpack a previous birth

Together we can discuss your previous birth(s) whether it was very recent or several years ago and work through any fears or negative experience(s) and put strategies in place for your next birth.

Pre conception care consultation

Planning for your next birth, discuss life style choices, diet, supplements, health, your cycle and how to maximise your chances of conception

Consultation to discuss birth options

A meeting to help you decide what choices you want to make

Individual Antenatal class

We meet in your home at a time that suits you and can cover whatever you would like... birth preparation, breastfeeding or specific areas. This could be a one off or we could plan a series of sessions.

Individual Antenatal visit

We meet in your home at a time that suits you and includes a full antenatal check as well as time to discuss any concerns and birth preparation.

Individual Postnatal visit

We meet in your home at a time that suits you and includes a full mother and baby check as well as time to discuss any concerns.

Breastfeeding support visit

I can usually be flexible with the timing so that my visit coincides with baby's feed to make the most of this visit.

Newborn Examination in your home

I have additional qualifications to carry out the full examination of your newborn baby and completion of the child health record "the red book".

This ideally should take place within 72 hours of the baby's birth. If your baby was born at home with NHS midwives, you are often asked to take your baby into hospital at this early stage for the newborn check. I can come to your home at a convenient time and carry out the examination with minimal disruption for you and your baby.

Mexican Rebozo Honouring the Mother Ceremony

It's difficult to describe what a profound effect having a "Rebozo" can have. It's a simple ceremony, honouring all that you have given during your pregnancy, birth and in the initial few weeks afterwards to your baby. It acknowledges your strength and courage and the journey you have been on emotionally, physically and spiritually. You lie on the floor or bed and I and a close companion chosen by you, wrap the Rebozo shawl around you, opening and closing it until the ceremony is completed. After a Rebozo, women have reported feelings of closure, peace and well being. It can be carried out any time ideally between 2 and 6 weeks after the birth but it can still have an effect months or years later.