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
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.
Midwifery Services offered
- A supplemental service to compliment their NHS care, offering additional midwifery appointments
- 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
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
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
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
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
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.
Tel: 07850 952 537
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