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Midwife Care: Private midwifery practice covering Central, South and East London and North Kent

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Midwife Care: Independent and private midwifery services covering Central, South and East London and North Kent, offering one-to-one midwifery home visits for antenatal care, antenatal classes, labour/delivery support service and postnatal care.


About Helen Taylor

Midwife Care is run by Helen Taylor, who qualified as a Registered Midwife in October 1994.  


Helen worked for 15 years within the NHS setting, gaining experience in all aspects of midwifery care, in both the hospital as well as the community setting, including home births and waterbirths.

 

Whilst working within the NHS setting, Helen became increasingly frustrated by the lack of opportunity to offer women/ couples individualised midwifery care to meet their own specific needs 


Midwife Care established in 2009

And so, in 2009, Helen decided to launch her own Independent Midwifery practice called “Midwife Care”, which covers London and into North Kent. Midwife Care has grown into a thriving and successful Independent Midwifery practice, and takes immense pride in providing “personal midwifery” care.


Helen’s role as an Independent Midwife has allowed her to offer women bespoke care, and the “time” to support them in this unique time of their lives.  She really enjoys the continuity of care and getting to know women/couples during their pregnancy, birth of their baby, and as new parents.


The one to one care and support from Midwife Care is given in the relaxed environment of the woman’s own home and can be accessed at any stage of pregnancy and up to 8 weeks postnatally.  Midwifery services cover antenatal & postnatal appointments, as well as midwife-led antenatal classes (one-to-one and group).  The appointments are generously timed to allow individualised care, and at flexible times to suit (day & evening).  Midwife Care also offers women the opportunity to access support in between appointments, via telephone, text and email contact, which all Helen's clients seem to particularly appreciate!


Midwife Care offers women the option of a labour/delivery support service.

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Helen Taylor

Midwifery Services offered 

  1. A supplemental service to compliment their NHS care, offering additional midwifery appointments 
  2. Alternatively full antenatal and postnatal packages are available.  With this option, all clients are still “booked” with an NHS hospital (or private maternity hospital) for their planned delivery, but simply access their antenatal and postnatal appointments through Midwife Care instead of the NHS.

 

Women can enjoy the benefits of the services offered by Midwife Care, whilst still making  use of their  local NHS service.  By choosing Midwife Care, they do not opt out of the NHS entirely.  Independent midwives have the same referral rights as an NHS midwife and are able to arrange a Consultant or GP appointment, or hospital admission if required.  All antenatal and postnatal screening blood tests and scans can also be accessed through the NHS too, if preferred.


Private Midwife Antenatal care

 

  • Full midwifery check up (including listening to your baby's (fetal) heartbeat with a sonicaid)
  • Provision of midwifery care, support and information, specific to the stage of your pregnancy
  • Discussion of health issues, such as diet, exercise, etc
  • Discussion regarding antenatal screening and diagnostics tests
  • Supporting women/couples as they make their choice for planned place of delivery/birth.
  • Antenatal preparation regarding birth options, labour preparation, parenting skills and infant feeding
  • Opportunity to discuss any pregnancy related concerns
Helen Taylor - Midwife Care: Private and independent midwifery practice in South London and North Kent

Antenatal classes with Midwife Care

Midwife Care offers one-to-one antenatal, birth, and parenting preparation classes as well as small friendly group classes. The classes are all led by a practicing midwife and aim to offer clear factual and unbiased information for expectant women/couples. 

If clients choose to have one to one private classes, topics covered can of course be of clients own choosing, bespoke to your own individual preferences

 

Labour/delivery support

Midwife Care  can support you at home in the early stage’s of labour, and then accompany you and your partner into your chosen NHS Trust for delivery. The NHS carries full responsibility for the labour/delivery care, but Helen can attend with you and offer support and continuity.

 

Private Midwife postnatal care in London and North Kent

  • Full midwifery health check for mother and baby (including weighing baby)
  • Advice and support regarding new parenting skills
  • Valuable opportunity to reflect and discuss birth experience
  • Breastfeeding and infant feeding support and advice
  • Help in understanding your baby’s needs  

Media work

Helen has undertaken a variety of media and editorial work in her capacity as a midwife. Since July 2013, she has worked for Sky News, advising on midwifery related news items, as well as attending their studios on numerous occasions for live interviews on Sky News.

  

Prices for midwifery care

Appointments are charged on an hourly basis. However, bespoke packages tailored to your own specific design are available on request for both antenatal and postnatal care. See Midwife Care's website for further details.

 

Contact details


Tel: 07850 952 537

 

Email:          Complete the online contact form

Web:            www.midwifecare.co.uk

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/midwifecare

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