If you are travelling to the UK to have your baby and you have private medical insurance, you may need to obtain a pre-authorisation code from your insurer if you wish to make a claim. In most cases we ask you to pay upfront for our fees and claim the money back yourself from your insurance company. In some cases, depending on your insurer, we accept a deposit and we can then claim the money back direct from your insurance company. Please discuss this with us. We will supply you with detailed receipts to assist you with claiming back from your insurance company.
If you are NOT entitled to free NHS care and wish to use NHS facilities, additional NHS fees will apply. These are billed direct by the NHS. You will need to contact the hospital of your choice to establish their fees and obtain permission to access their services. You may choose to have some aspects of care from your private midwife - for example antenatal and postnatal care, and just use NHS facilities for birth. Alternatively, you may want your private midwife with you during birth as well - someone you know and trust to ensure you are never left alone and everything is explained to you.
The following page shows you the options available to you. You can choose from Antenatal & Postnatal services, Birth Support only and all inclusive Home Birth or all inclusive Hospital Birth Packages:
Birth Options & Packages
Home Births - all inclusive package
If you are NOT entitled to free NHS care and do not wish to use NHS facilities, you can choose a home birth option. More information on home birth can be found here here
Please note that taking the home birth option if you are from overseas is different to the UK home birth option as there are more steps to take to ensure you get the care and support that you need when travelling from overseas. Take a look at what is included in the home birth option for overseas clients below:
By submitting this form you understand your details could be passed on to third party providers (our partners) as part of the services you have requested (such scan companies or cord blood banking).
Hospital Births - all inclusive package
If you do not wish to have a home birth, we can offer you an all inclusive hospital birth package to include blood tests, scan, private midwifery care AND birth related NHS fees. This package is only available at:
Wigan Hospital, postcode WN1 2NN
The cost of the all inclusive package is £9500. A £2,000 non-refundable deposit must be made at the time of booking, with the final balance paid before 36 weeks of pregnancy. We will then supply you with a letter to support your visa application. If your visa application fails before you arrive in the UK, £2000 will be retained as a non-refundable admin fee. Anything you have paid over this will be refunded. The cost does not include intensive care for mum or baby or any care not related to birth. The fee does include all antenatal care from arrival to include scans and bloods, birth care and 4 weeks postnatal care - which can be spread over two separate locations if you wish. Includes all NHS fees associated with birth and baby screening tests.