Your own Midwife by your side: how can this work out for you?
If you are looking for home-based antenatal, early labour and/or postnatal care, this is for you! My care and support can range from as little as a single appointment to an extensive customized package.
The Irish maternity care system doesn't provide people with many options and there is very little continuity of care. What this means is that your antenatal and postnatal visits are usually very short and you will see lots of different midwives and/or obstetricians along the way. Generally, your clinical care will be well looked after but there isn't much time for questions and very little opportunity to build a trustworthy relationship with your care provider. This is very unfortunate because these aspects are important in order to experience a positive birth and maternity journey.
So this is where I come in: your own private midwife, your "rock" to rely on whenever needed!
What can I do for you?
*Antenatal & postnatal home visits to see how you are getting on, answer any questions you may have, listen to any concerns you may have.
*ongoing support over the phone or by email when needed from the moment we meet till 3 months after the birth of your baby
*antenatal education and birth preparation tailored to your own needs
*accompany you at home during early labour
*be there for you when you get back home with your new baby (This could be as early as 6-8 hours after the birth if all is well with you and your baby)
*regular postnatal visits during the first 6 weeks after your baby is born
Note: My care & support packages are IN ADDITION to your clinical care provider, Example: you are signed up to the public, semi-public or private maternity care by the hospital of your choice, you receive your clinical care by them, I provide you with the additional and on-going care and support along the way, help you build your "toolkit" for a healthy pregnancy, positive birth (whatever form that may be for you) and optimum postpartum experience.
If this model of care speaks to you, contact me for more information and to check my availability or book a free "Discovery Call"
See here some examples of "ready-made" maternity care and support packages:
OR create your own package, consultations range from €150 - €200 depending time and location.
Your midwife by your side all the way: from pregnancy to birth and beyond! Drip-feeding you with antenatal & postnatal tips & advice, care & support along the way. All of this spread over several home visits at a time suitable to your schedule.
*4 antenatal consultations (extra sessions can be arranged if required)
*Accompany & support you at home during the early stage of labour, until you go to the hospital
during the first week following the birth of your baby
*2 postnatal home visits in the 2nd week
*weekly postnatal home visit up to 6 weeks
*"stand by" support by email or phone call from sign-up till 12 weeks postnatal
*access to my "Midwife Liselotte" Whatsapp group
*Cost: €2500 - €2640
"Call The Midwife"
Looking for advice and support? Call me for a antenatal, postnatal or lactation consultation or a few hours of postnatal home care.
A single session based on your specific needs or questions. Available on-demand depending on my availability.
*Antenatal Home Visit
*access to my "Midwife Liselotte" WhatsApp group
Cost: depending on the service, your location
and duration of the session.
Support, advice and education during those early,more challenging days with your newborn baby(ies)
*1 antenatal session to help you make up your postnatal support plan and answer any questions you may have.
*2 postnatal home visits during the first week following birth
*Weekly postnatal home visits up to 6 weeks postpartum
*"Stand by" support by email or phone call up till 12 weeks postnatal
*access to "Midwife Liselotte" Whatsapp group
*Cost: €960 - €1040
"Help Me Feed"
Breastfeeding support and assistance along the way. Let me help you to prepare to breastfeed your beautiful baby, assist & support you during those early days of your breastfeeding journey.
*Antenatal breastfeeding consultation/education
*Initial Lactation Consultation
*Follow-up Lactation Consultation
*6 weeks ongoing support by phone/video call or email
*access to my "Midwife Liselotte" WhatsApp group
*Cost: €450 - €500
Any package that involve labour support include the costs of the fact that I will be "on call" for you from pregnancy week 38 to 42 for when you go into labour.
You will still need to sign up to a HSE maternity care provider of your choice (public, semi-public or private). There needs to be a record of you and your pregnancy in the hospital of your choice where you will birth your baby.
Or check below for some examples of Maternity Care & Support packages:
At present I do not provide a home birth service. If you are looking for a home birth check out: Private Midwives Ireland or home birth with a Self Employed Community Midwife (SECM) For more info see here