Antenatal

Although pregnancy is a normal part of life, women sometimes need guidance in order to normalise their experience. Reducing fear and working with you to empower yourself are central to our shared philosophy. Evidence shows that providing the right care and support in the transitional period to parenting can have a long-term impact on health and well-being of all the family. We aim to provide the right care and support through our antenatal visits and birth education.

All antenatal appointments are undertaken at a time convenient to you in the comfort of your own home. We are also happy to meet you at an alternative venue, should you prefer. These occasions are an opportunity to monitor both your physical well-being and that of your baby.

You and your partner will have every opportunity to discuss all aspects of your pregnancy and birth, and any individual concerns or issues you may have.

As your pregnancy progresses, appointments will become more frequent, giving you and your partner plenty of opportunity to discuss your birth plan and preparations for labour and beyond.

The typical appointment schedule is as follows:-
8-12 weeks booking appointment of 2 hours, followed by 70-90 min appointments at 16,20, 24, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41 and 42 weeks, although Sarah will visit you more frequently if necessary.

The continuity of care provided by your known midwife Sarah, will contribute to a trusting relationship which will contribute positively to your birth experience.

One-off appointments can be made if your routine antenatal care does not meet your requirements e.g. discussion of birth plan options or post-dates pregnancy advice and support. These are subject to availability.

Sarah and Becky are also offering a private one-off, individualised two hour antenatal session in your home with both of us and you and your partner. This will include a holistic antenatal health check,  birth preparation and writing your care plan. Please ring us for further details.

We will shortly be beginning a series of specialist antenatal classes based in central Cambridge focusing on Home birth, Water birth, antenatal refresher and parenting classes which can be booked as one-offs or as a package. Details to be announced soon.

Giving birth with Siobhan and Sarah by my side is an experience I wish for every woman to have.
They are nurturing and warm yet highly knowledgeable and professional. The really special thing about them is their ability to deeply connect with the mothers they work with resulting in an open, safe and caring relationship where you know you are well looked after. You feel their genuine care and astute attention to every detail regarding your birth; you can totally relax at this sometimes stressful time knowing you are in safe hands. They believe in you and your ability to birth naturally, whilst knowing specialised tricks of the trade to smooth out any rough points such as natural induction tips and how to beat post-natal depression! I loved being tucked into bed by them with a cup of tea after birth and really appreciated the hectic times post birth when they would turn up with food!! I really could go on and would be happy to give more details to anyone interested. Their care is worth so much more than they charge and not comparable in any way to a birth with the NHS. I had a safe, simple and gentle homebirth and now have a relaxed, calm and beautiful baby girl. I’m forever grateful to them, not only for their care and expertise but also their genuine love xxx

Joy G.