Professional Consultancy and Support Services

I provide in-person, skype or telephone consultations to inform, inspire and empower parents to prepare for the wonders and practicalities of pregnancy, childbirth,and parenting.  By combining modern evidence and ancient knowledge with 37 years of professional  experience. I am committed to assisting  families to achieve the childbirth experience they hope for,  and helping babies to be born gently, safely and healthily.

Over the last few years, the number of NHS antenatal and postnatal appointments has been markedly reduced.  Midwifery clinics are often very busy, and individualised care from a midwife can be is severely limited.

I offer families the opportunity to access additional antenatal , birth, and postnatal information and support. I believe that anyone can enjoy the benefits of my services as an Independent Pregnancy, Birth and Postnatal Consultant, to complement to the care provided by their local maternity service.

Midwives play a major role  in supporting and protecting normality, and in helping people avoid unnecessary interventions.  I can help you keep your pregnancy, birth and  postnatal periods as straightforward as possible, optimising the chances of yourself, and your baby being in the best mental and physical health they can be, no matter what type of birth you have.

By offering you the opportunity to discuss any issues relating to pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period, I support and inform parents, and provide the time needed to explore all available options.  During these conversations I can inspire confidence in parents to make informed decisions for themselves and their babies.

Contact me initially by email or phone for a free initial 15-minute consultation.  During your phone-call we can discuss your requirements, and work out which care would best suit your needs, whether a one-off 60-minute consultation,  a package of support sessions, or an online course would be more appropriate for you. 

My services compliment your usual maternity care from your NHS midwife or doctor, and is not designed to replace it.  Your health and medical wellbeing can only be fully monitored by a consultation with an appropriately trained health professional.

I believe in making my care affordable as possible, so please discuss if you are unwaged or in receipt of benefits as concessions are available. 

Pregnancy, and Postnatal Support Sessions:

You can book one, or as many single sessions as you want, when you need them.  The Mini and Full package offer a group of pre-booked sessions at a discounted price. I offer to follow each booked session with a free 10-minute follow up call.

Single Appointments

A one-off 60 minute consultation in person, by phone or zoom. These sessions can be used to de-brief previous birth experiences, talk through any fears you have, to make a comprehensive birthplan, to talk through your options for breech birth or vaginal birth after caesarean(VBAC). A single consultation costs £60 If you need another appointment you can simply book for another session. 

Mini Package

5-session package –  plus one free consultation. Booked and paid for in advance the mini package support sessions can be booked for pregnancy, postnatal or a combination of both. The schedule of appointments will be finalised at booking when you have decided what will work best for you.You also benefit from free email contact with me throughout your care period. the mini package Costs £300 (saving £60 if sessions are booked individually) If you need more sessions, additional consultations can be booked at any time.

Full Package

This  is a 10 session package, plus one free consultation – Booked and paid for in advance, your sessions can be booked for pregnancy or postnatal support, or a combination of both. Plus email contact throughout pregnancy, a 50% discount on my online courses and classes, and free loan of my professional birth pool or TENS machine for labour. Cost £600 (saving £100 if sessions and equipment booked individually). If you need more, sessions you can book more at any time.

Once you have decided to book with me  a contract and payment schedule are agreed.  You are then able to book your first appointment, in the comfort and privacy of your own home, by skype, zoom or phone, at a time to suit you.  Whichever option you choose, you can always add extra sessions later if needed.
Over the course of your pregnancy we can get to know each other,  building a trusting relationship, and giving you the time you need to talk about what matters most to you.  I can share research-based information, and give practical tips for birth and beyond. Regular appointments will enable you to build your confidence and self-belief, as you prepare for the arrival of your baby.  My professional services give you continuity and the opportunity to develop a relationship with a professional you can trust.  Once your baby has arrived I am available to support you and your family to care for yourself, as well as help with infant feeding and baby care.

As well as booking my professional support services, you can access my online courses, antenatal education, and birth support .
Contact me here  for a free 15 minute phone call, to discuss how I can help you.                                                                         

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