At Private Midwives we believe that developing a trusting relationship with a known private midwife, you will be able to create a birth plan together that is suited to your personal needs, wishes and requirements. The discussions you have with your dedicated midwifery team and the decisions to which you come to will be part of the vital process of getting to know each other, so that by the time you are in labour there is an understanding which is deeper than words.
We will discuss who will look after you, the kind of care you would like, whom you want to have with you during labour, what your partners role is likely to be, how you would prefer your newborn to be treated, and exactly what you are hoping for with this birth. We will consider interventions and how to avoid them and alternative ways of coping with difficulties. We will have healthy discussions on positions and movements, how we can provide the support and environment to achieve them, whether you want to use the birthpool, your thoughts about episiotomy, the clamping and cutting of the umbilical cord and the management of the third stage. By the time you are approaching your labour, we will have covered every aspect and eventuality so you will be in a position to create a realistic birthplan, and feel reassured that your midwife will be supportive of your choices.