Why should I book care through Private Midwives Ireland?
Having a positive birth experience is the corner stone to a happy and healthy family life together. Being emotionally and psychologically well after baby arrives is just as important as being physically well.
Your best chance of achieving this is to have care from a skilled midwife who you know and trust – the same midwife with you every step of the way.
Here are just some of the reasons you should consider Private Midwives Ireland:
Continuity of care from a skilled midwife
You will be allocated a lead midwife. You will get to know this person well. They will come to your own home and offer you unhurried, family centred antenatal care at a time of your choosing.
All of our midwives are highly experienced, skilled midwives who are dedicated to ensuring you have the best possible care during your pregnancy and birth. They will give you information, explain options to you and respect the decisions that you make. We believe in working with you, to support and guide you.
Your midwife is on call for you and when labour starts, they will arrive and care for you at home. As labour progresses, they will call for a colleague to assist them, so you will have two fabulous midwives with you when baby arrives.
For women who commence labour in our care, 89% go on to have a normal, healthy birth without medical intervention. This includes some women who have not had straight forward pregnancies in the past.
Care planned around you, at home or in hospital
Everything is planned around you and your needs. Your antenatal appointments are planned around you. Your other children can be involved if you wish. We will offer you advice on getting baby into a good position for birth. We can help you with relaxation techniques. If you are having some care in hospital, we can accompany you to appointments if you wish (please ask the hospital permission in advance).
If you wish, we can arrange for a brand new birthing pool to be delivered to your home. It includes connection kit and pool liner. We can help you to practice setting it up and decide on the best place for it to be when the big day arrives.
If you have had problems in the past, we may still be able to care for you. We are not restricted by the MOU. So if you had a caesarean section last time, or you have a medical problem, we can have our obstetrician review your notes and you may still be able to have a lovely home birth with us.
If a hospital birth is the right thing for you, if we can we will come with you. We do ask that you write to the hospital in advance to ask that your private midwife be allowed in with you. We can help with this.
If you develop some problems during the pregnancy, we will do all we can to work with you to correct it. So if you have gestational diabetes, we will be with you to go through diet sheets and monitor you, to try and keep things as normal as possible.
After baby is born, we can take blood for the new-born screening test and also help to arrange a new born hearing test. We will help you to establish breast feeding and we can visit you at home for up to 6 weeks if needed.
96% of women who use our service would recommend us to friends or family
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.
Care packages and costs
Our care packages are designed to be like a menu. You can choose each aspect of your care individually to make up the right overall package for your needs.
We have 3 payment options available to you. Please see our prices page for full details here
We do recognise that many of you may want to claim the costs back via insurance. We will do all we can to help with that and we will provide your receipts. However, we do ask that you pay before hand and claim back, or take up our option to pay monthly and spread the cost.
100% of women who commence breast feeding are still breast feeding on discharge, thanks to the continued help and support we provide.
Have a look at the packages & prices for the Republic of Ireland
We want to reassure you that all our midwives and those working under our PRISM scheme, are fully insured and are here to care for you, as we are aware that some 'independent midwives' no longer have clinical indemnity insurance for births.