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Postnatal Midwife Appointments

At Private Midwives we offer a number of options so you can tailor maker your postnatal care to your needs.

Our standard postnatal care packages:

This includes visits in your home, each lasting 1-2hrs.

Your midwife will undertake the baby newborn physical examination check, arrange any screening tests, complete the newborn blood spot screening test and give you support with feeding. All highlighted bits link to baby screening page

She will also, at each visit, undertake a top to toe check of mum and baby to ensure all is well.

  • Five days of care is typically 3-4 visits. In most cases this is on day 1, 2, 3 and 5 after birth. This costs £650. Your midwife is available between visits for advice if you need her.
  • Two weeks of care is typically 5-6 visits. Typically these are on days 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 14 after birth and  this costs £925
  • Four weeks is typically 7-8 visits. In most cases these will be on days 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 14, 20, 28.  The costs £1300
  • Six weeks is typically 9-10 visits. In most cases these will be on days 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 14, 20, 28, 35, 42.  The costs £1600

The exact days that the midwife visits you can vary depending on when you get home from hospital, if there have been any complications, how feeding is going, your personal preference, special days like Christmas that you may not want a visit etc. In all cases, the midwife will discuss with you and agree what suits you best.

You can extend your postnatal care at any time.

If you book our platinum package and plan a hospital birth, instead of the birthing pool and Entonox, you can extend your postnatal care for an additional 2 visits – one in week 5 and one in week 6.

We also offer an enhanced breast feeding option:

This gives you daily visits for 7 consecutive days. This is a top up to the packages above.

Your midwife will visit every day for 7 consecutive days and the visits are longer, typically 2hrs+

Firstly, your midwife will complete the checks outlined above and then she will focus on assisting you to establish breast feeding your baby.

We have more information on our Breastfeeding page and in our resource library

Prices For Postnatal Care:

  • Single Stand-Alone Appointment

  • Postnatal Care for one week

    (Approx 3 visits of 1.5 hours each)
  • Postnatal Care for two weeks

    (Approx 5-6 visits of 1.5 hours each)
  • Postnatal Care for four weeks

    (Approx 7-8 visits of 1.5 hours each)
  • Postnatal Care for six weeks

    (Approx 9-10 visits of 1.5 hours each)

Further Options:

  • Intensive Breastfeeding

    This package of care is an “add on” to our postnatal care. Instead of 3-4 visits in the first week of care, as with our normal postnatal package, you have visits for 7 consecutive days.

More On Postnatal Care

Homemaker Service

Cord Blood Banking

Client Information Booklet

If you would like to know more information of what you can expect from us before making a booking please have a look at our client information booklet

See the Resource Library

Take a look at our resource library for guides on planning your birth, antenatal & postnatal plans of care, water births and much more.