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Antental & Postnatal Care and Home Birth in Warwickshire

Sarah from Warwickshire, gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. Sarah wanted support in both antenatal and postnatal along with support for her home birth.

Private midwives provided full antenatal support from the early part of her pregnancy all the way through the birth and then provided postnatal support for the following 2 weeks after the arrival.

We asked Sarah if she would be happy to give us some feedback of both her experience and the way Private Midwives supported her during this happy time, here are the answers Sarah gave:

How are things following the birth?

  • Great - I had no tears or stitches and made a quick recovery. Jean was great with icing my loads of confidence and the right level of support to set me up as a new first time mummy.

How did everything go?

  • Well it wasn't the home birth I wanted (I had pretty in effective contractions that went on and on and ended up in hospital being induced). That said the actual delivery was amazing. I had Jean and my partner there advocating for me and supporting my decisions - which made a massive difference. I had a epidural and the oxytocin drip. I had been pushing for a while and had made progress but the doctor felt i needed assistance and wanted to cut my perineum (which I had been blummin religiously massaging for the last month so no way was that happening and I felt I could keep pushing and do this). Jean agreed and absolutely supported my decision, had she not been there backing me up I might have caved or the doctor may have ignored me. I also think it gave the midwife at the hospital the confidence to also be supportive. In the end 20 mins later out can my lovely boy, just a slight bruise for me and nothing else!!

Are you Breast or Bottle feeding?

  • Exclusively breast - tough at a first (on the nipples!!) but I have loved the connection and bond from the start.

How likely are you to recommend Private Midwives to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment?

  • 100% likely

Did you feel you were involved in discussions about your care and treatment?

  • Completely

Did you feel your privacy dignity and independence was respected?

  • Completely

Were you offered a choice of where and when you care was to be provided and did it suit your individual needs?

  • Yes all the way through.

Did you feel your Midwife was experienced and were happy with the care he/she provided?

  • Extremely experienced and extremely happy.

Do you have any suggestions on how we could improve things?

  • No it was perfect for me.

Meet the midwife

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.

If you would like to find out about our Meet the Midwife sessions please call 0800 380 0579

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