If you’re looking for a home birth or an independent midwife, take a look at out list of highly trained professionals.
Who: Independent Midwives UK
To find an Independent Midwife, you can go through their membership body, IMUK. Contact them to find an Independent Midwife ion your area.
What: Independent Midwives are fully qualified midwives who have chosen to work outside the NHS in a self employed capacity. The legal role of a midwife encompasses the care of women and babies during pregnancy, birth and the early weeks of motherhood.
Traditionally one midwife gives care to a woman and her family throughout a pregnancy, giving them all chance to get to know one another. Having established a trusting relationship the same midwife would care for the woman as she birthed her baby and support the family afterwards.
Research has shown that many women still want this type of midwifery care and that it helps women to cope with the challenges of labour and the transition to parenthood.
This is the model of care that an Independent Midwife provides.
Who: UK Birth Centres
What: UK Birth Centres offer experienced private midwives devoted to providing continuity of care from private midwives for women throughout their pregnancy, birth and postnatal period. As the leading providers of private maternity care, they strongly believe in Choice, Control and Continuity. They have private birth suites or can work in your home or support you with a hospital birth. They also offer Doula support. Fully insured.
Where: Nationwide, please contact for more information
Who: Tummy 2 Mummy
What: Their doulas are midwives/healthcare professionals experienced in the childbirth process and specially trained to give emotional and practical support during your childbirth process. They will build a relationship with you both and are sensitive to the emotional bond and intimate connection between the woman and her partner. They will work intuitively with the couple during the birth, responding to your individual needs as the labour unfolds. They will guide you with the decision making, enhancing your birth experience. Testomnials are of a high standard.
To employ their birth doula services, the fee is £550 and this includes:
- One ante natal sessions
- Continued labour care
- One postnatal visit
- 24 hr on call starting 3 weeks before due date until the baby is born
- Guaranteed availability
- Unlimited telephone calls/emails
- Reflection of your birth experience
Where: Hinckley, Leicestershire and Leamington Spa