Sage Femme have the safety of our clients as a top priority. Unfortunately, that means that we have had to make changes to the way we give care. This is under constant review. Currently hospitals are saying that women can have one non-interchangeable birth partner and therefore we are not able to accompany you into hospital unless we are in place of another birth partner. We can however do early labour home assessments and provide you with telephone support once you are in hospital.
We would request that you let us know if you or anyone in your household has symptoms so that we can avoid visiting at this time. If you have Covid symptoms or test positive it will be recommended that you have a hospital birth and unfortunately you will not be able to have a birth partner with you.
Our midwives will be wearing full protective equipment for appointments in your home. If you would prefer to have the reassurance of video appointments instead we can organise them in place of physical appointments if that will not negatively impact on your pregnancy. In the event that further assessment is necessary, we will liaise with your booked hospital to ensure that you get the required follow up. We will help you to make the right decisions regarding attendance at the hospital. The NHS is understandably under exceptional strain and we would like to reduce further stress on their systems and risk to you from this contagious virus by reducing unnecessary hospital attendance.
When you are pregnant, particularly for the first time you can have so many questions. The internet is often contradictory and also alarming. It can be far more reassuring to have a face-to-face meeting with a midwife. NHS visits are being reduced and often the gaps between your appointments can seem very long.
If you book a one-off antenatal visit with us, one of our team will come to your home for an hour-long appointment. No need to spend ages trying to get through to a midwife on the phone or to wait in an overcrowded antenatal clinic. We can schedule appointments as early as 8am to fit around your work schedule.
We will do a thorough physical examination, including blood pressure monitoring and urine testing as well as an examination of your bump. If you are far enough along in your pregnancy, we can listen in to your baby’s heartbeat. This will be very reassuring if you are at that difficult point in your pregnancy before feeling your baby move.
We will give you advice on diet, supplements, pelvic floor exercises and answer any questions you might have. We may need to refer you to the hospital or your GP if we find any areas of concern. If you find your visit useful, you can book in more or upgrade to one of our packages.
Please contact us for more information.