Post Natal Midwife Care in Your Home

Most people underestimate the value of postnatal care. Much emphasis is placed upon antenatal care and preparation for the birth of your baby. It can be quite daunting coming home with your new baby, not knowing where to get support from.

The support you receive can make a big difference in your adjustment to parenthood.

Midwives are responsible for your care up to 28 days after childbirth and you will see your NHS midwife 3 times, on average. As an Independent midwife I am able to provide all the care that you will receive from your NHS Community Midwife. In addition private midwifery care is for a period of 6 weeks.

Our visits will not be rushed, therefore if you have problems for example with breastfeeding I will have the time to assist you. I work closely with, and have links to many health professionals and if necessary will refer you to the appropriate person. You may engage my services in addition to or instead of those provided by your local NHS Trust. You have the option of purchasing one off appointments on an as needed basis or a package of six weeks. All of your visits will be in your home at a time to suit you and your new family.

Full Mother and Baby support package Ideal for first time mothers

7 visits in your own home by a Registered Midwife/ lactation Consultant . You can have daily visits if needed or spread your visits out to suit you.You will also have care at the hub with your baby when you are discharged

Visit 1 Approx 36 weeks to discuss any concerns you may have and what care you feel you may need post natally A documented, individualised postnatal care plan will be developed together 1.5 hrs At this visit you will pay a 50 % deposit to secure the post natal care appointments

Visit 2 With your new baby at home approx 1.5-2 hrs we will discuss your birth and how you are feeling. I will stay with you as you feed your new born and observe the latch and feed. We can discuss settling techniques, baby care and how you are feeling as a new family. You will have a physical examination inc blood pressure and routine midwifery post natal care . Your baby will have an examination to check he is feeding and coping well with life at home. We will discuss your recovery and signs and symptoms of post natal illness. Emotions and mood discussion.Discuss maternal healing .Discuss Sudden infant death and safety at home

Visit 3 This is usually on day 5 but can be arranged sooner if you feel you need some support. The baby will be weighed at home and the newborn blood spot will be taken. Every baby is offered newborn blood spot screening, also known as the heel prick test, ideally when they’re 5 days old.Newborn blood spot screening involves taking a blood sample to find out if your baby has 1 of 9 rare but serious health conditions.Most babies won’t have any of these conditions but, for the few who do, the benefits of screening are enormous. Emotions and mood discussion.Discuss maternal healing. Observe feeding .

Visit 4 Post natal care of mother and baby inc feeding observation and baby care advice for the new parents. You and your family can discuss any concerns in relation to their physical, social, mental or emotional health. Emotions and mood discussion.Discuss/observe maternal healing.

Visit 5 Discussion re emotions and mood of mother Discuss maternal healing . Observe baby feed and support where needed .Advice re life as a new family

Visit 6 Emotions and mood discussion.Discuss maternal healing. Discus contraception.Info on what is on around the local area .Observe feeding .

Visit 7 This will be your discharge visit. We will decide this date together . Emotions and mood discussion.Discuss maternal healing You will be given a copy of your notes to keep .Discharge to health visitor

You will attend the 6 weeks Post natal Pilates and mother support course on a Wed morning at the you and your baby hub-from 6 weeks post birth 10 weeks post c section

You and your baby will attend a 4 week Baby massage course held at the hub

You and your baby will attend a baby /child first aid course at the hub

The full cost for all midwifery care of mother and baby for 7 appointments and care at the hub £850 50% deposit to be paid at visit 1 and 50% at visit 2 please

Home Care Package

7 visits in your own home by a Registered Midwife/ lactation Consultant . You can have daily visits if needed or spread your visits out to suit you.You will also have care at the hub with your baby when you are discharged

Visit 1 Approx 36 weeks to discuss any concerns you may have and what care you feel you may need post natally A documented, individualised postnatal care plan will be developed together 1.5 hrs At this visit you will pay a 50 % deposit to secure the post natal care appointments

Visit 2 With your new baby at home approx 1.5-2 hrs we will discuss your birth and how you are feeling. I will stay with you as you feed your new born and observe the latch and feed. We can discuss settling techniques, baby care and how you are feeling as a new family. You will have a physical examination inc blood pressure and routine midwifery post natal care . Your baby will have an examination to check he is feeding and coping well with life at home. We will discuss your recovery and signs and symptoms of post natal illness. Emotions and mood discussion.Discuss maternal healing .Discuss Sudden infant death and safety at home

Visit 3 This is usually on day 5 but can be arranged sooner if you feel you need some support. The baby will be weighed at home and the newborn blood spot will be taken. Every baby is offered newborn blood spot screening, also known as the heel prick test, ideally when they’re 5 days old.Newborn blood spot screening involves taking a blood sample to find out if your baby has 1 of 9 rare but serious health conditions.Most babies won’t have any of these conditions but, for the few who do, the benefits of screening are enormous. Emotions and mood discussion.Discuss maternal healing. Observe feeding .

Visit 4 Post natal care of mother and baby inc feeding observation and baby care advice for the new parents. You and your family can discuss any concerns in relation to their physical, social, mental or emotional health. Emotions and mood discussion.Discuss/observe maternal healing.

Visit 5 Discussion re emotions and mood of mother Discuss maternal healing . Observe baby feed and support where needed .Advice re life as a new family

Visit 6 Emotions and mood discussion.Discuss maternal healing. Discus contraception.Info on what is on around the local area .Observe feeding .

Visit 7 This will be your discharge visit. We will decide this date together . Emotions and mood discussion.Discuss maternal healing You will be given a copy of your notes to keep .Discharge to health visitor

The full cost for all midwifery care of mother and baby for 7 appointments £750 50% deposit to be paid at visit 1 and 50% at visit 2 please

Shared-care Package

This is ideal for mothers who would like to still have their NHS care but have some extra care along side at home

Visit 1 Approx 36 weeks to discuss any concerns you may have and what care you feel you may need post natally A documented, individualised postnatal care plan will be developed together 1.5 hrs At this visit you will pay a 50 % deposit to secure the post natal care appointments

Visit 2 With your new baby at home approx 1.5-2 hrs we will discuss your birth and how you are feeling. I will stay with you as you feed your new born and observe the latch and feed. We can discuss settling techniques, baby care and how you are feeling as a new family. You will have a physical examination inc blood pressure and routine midwifery post natal care . Your baby will have an examination to check he is feeding and coping well with life at home. We will discuss your recovery and signs and symptoms of post natal illness. Emotions and mood discussion.Discuss maternal healing .Discuss Sudden infant death and safety at home

Visit 3 Post natal care of mother and baby inc feeding observation and baby care advice for the new parents. You and your family can discuss any concerns in relation to their physical, social, mental or emotional health. Emotions and mood discussion.Discuss/observe maternal healing.

Visit 4 This will be your discharge visit. We will decide this date together . Emotions and mood discussion.Discuss maternal healing You will be given a copy of your notes to keep . Post natal care of mother and baby inc feeding observation and baby care advice for the new parents.

The full cost for all midwifery care of mother and baby for 4 appointments £500 50% deposit to be paid at visit 1 and 50% at visit 2 please

Individual Visits

One off visits can be arranged, the appointment usually lasts 1.5-2 hrs and is full care of mother and baby £160 per visit and must be paid either before birth or at the appointment

To book your care package please contact Julie Whitehead 07833247634 or mail [email protected]uandyourbaby.org

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