Appointments are individualised but are usually every 4 weeks until 28 weeks; every fortnight until 36 weeks; and then weekly until your baby is born
All appointments take place in the comfort of your own home, giving us a great opportunity to meet and get to know your family
After your booking appointment, subsequent appointments last 1-2 hours, giving plenty of time to discuss any pregnancy concerns and carry out routine checks on you and your baby’s wellbeing
An extended birth preparation session for you and your partner at 36 weeks to discuss your birth options, what to expect from labour and birth, your preferences in a variety of circumstances, and how to prepare for the postnatal period
Breastfeeding preparation session
24/7 phone access – we are always available for you in between appointments to discuss any questions you might have
Throughout your antenatal journey you will be encouraged to look at all your birth options and we will support you in the choices you make. If any consultant appointments are necessary, we will be happy to accompany you as your advocate.
Single appointments available for birth and breastfeeding preparation or reassurance at any stage of your pregnancy.
24-hour access to your midwife for support and advice
We are on call for you from 37 weeks of pregnancy until your baby is born
Support for birthing partners
Early labour assessment and support at home to ensure you go into hospital when the time is right
Support and continuity from midwives you know and trust throughout your labour and birth in hospital
Support and continuity from midwives you know and trust throughout your labour and birth at home
Two midwives present for the birth of your baby.
Newborn physical examination within 72 hours of birth
A booking appointment in your thirrd trimester, allowing you time to get to know us before your baby arrives. At this appointment we will discuss a variety of topics, including tips for labour and birth, how to plan for the postnatal period and breastfeeding
individualised postnatal care with frequent visits in the first week and extended postnatal care for 4 weeks
24/7 access by phone
Regular checks on your physical and emotional wellbeing
Personalised breastfeeding support when you need it most
Physical checks for your baby
Newborn bloodspot screening test
Single individualised appointments available
Choose the level of care that’s right for you
Antenatal care package
- Individualised care in your own home from two experienced midwives
- Regular antenatal appointments throughout your pregnancy until the birth of your baby
- Appointments arranged at a time to suit you and your family
- 24/7 phone access
Our antenatal and postnatal packages can be combined
Mini care package
- Designed for women who have had a baby before
- Antenatal, birth and postnatal care
- Antenatal care from 34 weeks
- Labour and birth support at home or in hospital
- 2 weeks postnatal care
For labour and birth support we are required by law to have professional indemnity insurance, this expense is reflected in the fee
Postnatal care package
- Individualised care in your own home from two experienced midwives for 4 weeks.
- Emotional and physical wellbeing checks for you
- Personalised breastfeeding support
- Physical checks for your baby, including weighing and screening tests
- 24/7 phone access
Our antenatal and postnatal care packages can be combined.
Joanna and Emily are sole traders choosing to work together under the midwifery collective of Riverside Midwives.
We are insured under the PRISM indemnity scheme. PRISM is a branch of UK Birth Centres, a CQC registered company.