If you are planning to birth your baby by elective caesarean section we have a package of care to support you.
We will provide your antenatal appointments at home, at times to suit you (evenings and weekends aren’t a problem). We will accompany you to hospital appointments in the lead up to your birth, and ensure you formulate a caesarean section plan that you feel happy with.
If you choose to have your caesarean birth at Airedale General Hospital we are able to accompany you into theatre and provide your midwifery care due to the partnership between Airedale NHS Foundation Trust and the Independent Midwives of Yorkshire.
Following your birth we will visit you in hospital and ensure a smooth handover of care back to us when you are discharged home.
Postnatal appointments in your home at times that are convenient for you as a family for at least 6 weeks (starting daily, becoming less frequent over the weeks following your birth according to what you need).
Access to all of the NHS screening for new babies. We offer the new born blood spot (heel prick) test at home and aim to provide the Newborn Physical Examination at home with the support of local colleagues.
Please contact us and we can build a package of care that is perfect for you.
Before booking with us, we suggest meeting for an initial consultation where we will explore your needs and expectations to make sure we are the right midwives for you. This is priced at £75 and is refunded off the cost of a package of care if you choose to book with us.