Midwifery is one of the most regulated professions in the UK. This is the same whether we practice independently or within the NHS. All midwives are registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. This governing body ensures that we practice in a safe and professional manner. In order to stay registered with the NMC, we must remain updated in current research-based practice.
PLEASE NOTE: From the 11th January 2017 independent midwives are unable to provide labour and birth care, either at home or in hospital . This is due to restrictions placed on the practice of all Independent Midwifery UK (IMUK) members by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). For more information please see: http://www.imuk.org.uk/news/nmc-decision-regarding-indemnity-arrangements-for-imuk-members/. A legal challenge is currently underway and we are hopeful that our usual practice will be resumed and women’s birth rights will continue to be protected..
We at Cambridge Midwives have carefully considered our practice in the light of this news and can deliver two different care options:
Sarah Murray RM is fully compliant under RCN regulations and can provide packages of antenatal care from booking to birth at a cost of £1250 and/or postnatal care from birth for 28 days at a cost of £1000.
Our own associate doula, Becky Talbot, will be on call from 37 weeks until 42 weeks and can support labour and be your advocate either in hospital (Birth Centre or Delivery Unit), or in the home at a cost of £950, with an NHS midwife in attendance. Becky will meet you from 36 weeks for two antenatal and postnatal visits, one alongside Sarah,as well as providing telephone and email support as part of the care pathway alongside Sarah to ensure continuity of care and carer.
Please feel free to ring us for further information. There of course can be combinations of the care packages previously outlined with a fee of £3100 for a full antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal package.
As professional and experienced professionals with a duty of care to you and your baby we do not offer discounts.
We may need to add a sum to recompense for travel expenses if you live a long distance from Cambridge..
One-off appointments to give advice , support and information covering issues such as VBAC, gentle C-section, post dates births/getting into labour and Induction of Labour can be made at a cost of £100.
Extra appointments for Mother blessing, Closing the bones and belly casting ceremonies can also be arranged.
Terms and conditions for loaned items : These items including DVD’s, CD’s, books, pumps, breast pumps, support bands etc. will be gladly loaned to you free of charge. These should be promptly returned in clean, working condition. Otherwise, regretfully, we will have to charge full replacement costs.