Sage Femme have the safety of our clients as a top priority. Unfortunately, that means that until further notice we are not taking new clients for labour care during this period of uncertainty. Any clients who book an antenatal and postnatal package of care with us will be able to arrange labour care at the earliest opportunity when it is deemed safe for us to do so.
Following the recommendation that pregnant women are in the vulnerable group that should be self-isolating, we are offering all routine antenatal and postnatal visits by video call. Face to face meetings will be from 36 weeks onwards when the NICE guidelines recommend listening to the baby’s heartbeat and for the first week after birth so that we can assess your baby’s health and address any breastfeeding concerns.
These meetings in your home will be ten minutes only and we will be wearing gloves and masks. These short visits in your home will be followed by video call when we can answer your questions and ensure that you and your baby are doing well. Clients will be provided with blood pressure machines and urinalysis testing if needed. In the event that further assistance 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.
We recognise that this is far from ideal but hope that we are getting the balance right between your physical and emotional health.
If you wish to have the reassurance of video appointments with known, experienced midwives and access to our support at all other times, please contact us to discuss.
PLEASE NOTE THAT FOR DELIVERY DATES AFTER JUNE 2020 WE WILL ONLY BE ABLE TO SUPPORT DELIVERIES IN CHELSEA AND WESTMINSTER HOSPITAL OR AT HOME DUE TO NEW INSURANCE RESTRICTIONS.
Full package: £6,600
Twelve Visit Package: £5,500
Eight Visit Package: £4,900
Postnatal Package: £1,800
One off Antenatal Appointment £180
One off Postnatal Appointment £220
All packages can be paid in instalments over a year, otherwise a discount of £175 is given for payment in full at the booking appointment.