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HBAC to Hospital Birth - London

Anna contacted Private Midwives to discuss having a HBAC (home birth after caesarean) for the arrival of their third child.

Anna really wanted a homebirth and wanted to find out more about any possible issues for mums who have previously had a caesarean section. Our midwife, Ali Monaghan,  was at hand to advise and provide care to Anna and the arrival of her beautiful daughter.

Anna has kindly shared her birth story experience and some great feedback on the care she received:

Anna's Experience:

  • I could not be happier to have chosen to be cared for by Ali Monghan (part of the Private Midwives team) throughout my pregnancy and birth. This was my third pregnancy and I was aiming for a HBAC - not the simplest of prospects for any midwife, but Ali took me on with kindness, compassion, and a huge amount of professionalism. Throughout the pregnancy all her recommendations were evidence based and scientifically rigorous, and she worked with me and my doula to develop a birth plan which we both felt gave me the best chance of the birth I wanted. On top of that, our appointments were fun and relaxed - I already miss them so much!

    In the end, we had to transfer to hospital and I had another cesarian after a long labour. Ali was incredible throughout the process - thanks to her support, I felt I could navigate the NHS hospital system in a way that allowed my needs and wishes to be respected, and my daughter and I had a very positive cesarian birth. I would not hesitate to recommend Ali to absolutely anyone who will listen - part of me wants a fourth baby just so we can work together again ;)

    Thanks Anna

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Birth is a very personal and intimate event. We recognise how important it is that you meet your midwife and have a “connection” so that you can develop a trusting, professional relationship going forward. We hold regular “meet the midwife” sessions where you can come along and chat to past clients, talk to the midwives and ask questions. We also offer you a free consultation to talk through things on a more personal level and discuss your individual needs and wishes. Please contact us for further information.

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