Fees and Regulation

Regulation

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.

Insurance

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..

Fees

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 38 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 £1000, 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.

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.

A two hour individualised antenatal appointment in your home between weeks 20-36 with both Sarah and Becky covering a holistic health check, birth preparation and writing of care plan is £180

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.