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 and Siobhan Taylor RM are 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 or Siobhan ,as well as providing telephone and email support as part of the care pathway alongside Sarah and Siobhan 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 or Siobhan and Becky covering a holistic health check, birth preparation and writing of care plan is £180

Siobhan and Sarah, I am not really sure where to start…! when mum suggested I should have an independent midwife, I said I didn’t think I needed one as I didn’t want a fuss made. However talking through all the details it became apparent that this was actually a wonderful idea that we would have two people who knew the ropes to guide us through this adventure. When we met you. our decision was made immediately to take you on…I can truly say I am not quite sure what we would have done without you and no matter what i say I cannot thank you enough. …The support you both gave us throughout was incredible with your kick arse'(!!) attitude, mothering skills, stories, humour and practical advice have all made this a good experience…who know when the dust settles we will be calling you again!

D and L