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Private Midwife in London

We provide holistic and tailored private midwife antenatal care combining multiple therapies to prepare, accompany, and support you right from the start of your pregnancy.

We offer flexible appointments for services including midwifery, acupuncture, pelvic health and osteopathy.

London Pregnancy Clinic - Private midwife antenatal care

Private Midwife Antenatal Care in London

At London Pregnancy Clinic, we prioritise a holistic approach to pregnancy care, led by Sarah Kheirallah, a seasoned midwife with a focus on personalised, evidence-based practices. Our services span from pre-conception to postnatal care, including antenatal checkups, birth plan customisation, and comprehensive labour support.

We integrate acupuncture and pelvic health rehabilitation for a well-rounded care experience, emphasising informed choices for a positive birth journey. Flexible consultation options and sensitive care underscore our commitment to your comfort and wellbeing throughout this pivotal time.

Best private midwife antenatal care services in London

The best private midwife antenatal care services in London

Our Holistic Approach to Pregnancy Care

Our private midwife antenatal care services are designed to provide comprehensive, individualised care, ensuring physical and mental wellbeing, symptom relief, and improved pelvic health through natural pain management and specialised therapies.

Choose London Pregnancy Clinic for your antenatal care

  • Consultations with midwives nearing 15 years of experience and expertise in individualised maternity care.

  • Tailored antenatal and postnatal care, including antenatal classes, to support you and your partner throughout the pregnancy and beyond.

  • Pelvic floor specialist: incontinence, dyspareunia, pelvic organ prolapse

  • Osteopathy services: to support you, prevent and treat any discomfort with the physical and hormonal changes

  • Acupuncture as a complementary therapy for common pregnancy-related and women’s health conditions.

  • Appointments available online (Zoom/Telephone), face-to-face or home visits.

  • Same day (phone/online) and weekend appointments.

  • 5* rated service on Google, Trustpilot & Doctify

  • We work with insurance companies – please get in touch to enquire.

Personalised Evidence-Based Care

What do your consultation fee include?

Whether you are here for a pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, or post-birth consultation, we will tailor your consultation to you. Our private midwife antenatal care may include:

  • Comprehensive Support: From pre-pregnancy care to post-natal support, our services are designed to cover all your pregnancy needs. Whether you’re looking for pelvic floor physiotherapy, antenatal classes, or breastfeeding support, our team is here to provide comprehensive and compassionate care.
  • Flexible & Accessible: Understanding the busy lives of modern women, we offer flexible appointments, including online consultations, home visits, and even weekend slots. We aim to make top-tier pregnancy care accessible whenever you need it, ensuring peace of mind with same-day appointments available.
  • Holistic & Personalised Approach: Every pregnancy is unique. That’s why our care is tailored to your individual needs, combining therapies like osteopathy and acupuncture with traditional midwifery that focuses on maintaining your well being during your pregnancy and after , focusing on your physical and mental health. Our specialists can support you with natural ways of turning breech babies, labour induction and anxiety management.
  • Expert Team: Our private midwives, alongside specialists in women’s health, osteopathy, and more, offer expertise that spans the spectrum of maternity care. Our team is dedicated to providing individualised care that focuses on symptom relief, improved pelvic health, and natural pain management strategies.
Benefits of combined midwifery and obstetric care at LPC

At London Pregnancy Clinic, we blend midwifery with obstetric care to enrich your pregnancy and birthing experience. This comprehensive approach ensures thorough, supportive consultations, fostering a natural and positive journey to childbirth. This integrated care model has been linked to improved outcomes, including lower risks of stillbirth and preterm births, showcasing the value of midwifery alongside obstetric expertise for safe, quality healthcare.

From questions around the type of delivery you may want, to advice on breastfeeding and the pelvic floor, to support in the postpartum period. the combination of midwifery and obstetric expertise can provide the individualised support you need.

What happens during a home visit?

We extend our comprehensive midwifery therapies and services to the comfort and privacy of your home, ensuring a seamless continuation of care. This includes a wide range of antenatal classes tailored to suit the needs and preferences of you and your partner, facilitating a more personalised and convenient care experience.

It’s important to note, however, that our Obstetric Care and Gynaecological services require a personal touch and the precision of clinic-based resources; thus, we kindly ask you to visit our clinic for these specific services.

What does a consultation on pelvic health involve?

This consultation focuses on your pelvic health, whether you have symptoms or not. Strengthening the pelvic floor is particularly important during pregnancy and after delivery and can help avoid pelvic floor problems later in life. The main symptoms related to pelvic health are urinary, fecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, dyspareunia (painful sex), and vaginismus (spasm of the muscles around the vagina). These conditions may be present prior to your pregnancy, develop during your pregnancy or after the birth.

During your appointment, we will review your history, give advice on fluids and diet intake. The examination could involve palpating your tummy as well as your back and hips. We may also need to perform an internal vaginal examination to assess your pelvic floor and the surrounding structures. We understand the assessment and treatment may be outside your comfort zone, but we will work with you to achieve your goals.

A common question is what if I have my periods? We can still examine you, but we would totally understand if you were not comfortable, and we can work outside of your pelvis to continue working towards your treatment goals.

How can acupuncture help?

From the start of your pregnancy project, acupuncture can support you with common pregnancy-related and women’s health conditions such as:

  • Infertility
  • Severe vomiting (hyperemesis)
  • Anxiety
  • Tiredness
  • Constipation
  • Migraine and other headaches
  • Backache and sciatica
  • Turning babies from breech, transverse to head down
  • Naturally induce labour
Midwife services in early pregnancy

People often contact us at 4 weeks of pregnancy, just as the gestational sac becomes visible, yet before the heart starts beating at 6 weeks. At this stage, an ultrasound scan cannot confirm the viability of an intrauterine pregnancy, necessitating a wait until the week 6 scan for reassurance. However, consulting a midwife during these early periods of pregnancy offers invaluable benefits:

  • Early Guidance: Receive professional advice and support tailored to the initial stages of pregnancy.
  • Health Monitoring: Midwives can monitor your health and well-being, preparing you for a healthy pregnancy journey.
  • Emotional Support: Benefit from emotional reassurance and guidance, reducing anxiety during these early weeks.
  • Preparation: Get informed about what to expect next and how to care for yourself even before the pregnancy is confirmed via ultrasound.

Choosing early midwife services at a clinic, like ours, can decrease the chance of complications, offering a smoother, more secure start to your pregnancy journey.

Evidence-based maternity care with LPC midwifery services.

Evidence-based maternity care with LPC midwifery services

London Pregnancy Clinic Private Midwife care.
Week 10 & 11

Midwifery care

Explore tailored care for your pregnancy journey. From early stages to postnatal support, we ensure you’re prepared and informed. Benefit from consultations, antenatal classes, and comprehensive guidance for a positive experience.

London Pregnancy Clinic Pelvic Floor Rehab.
Weeks 12 – 16

Pelvic Floor Specialist

Pelvic floor rehabilitation strengthens muscles supporting the bladder and rectum, vital for pregnancy, postpartum, incontinence, or dyspareunia. Tailored exercises and programs to restore muscles and prevent future complications.

London Pregnancy Clinic Specialist in Osteopathy for pregnant women .
Weeks 20-25

Pregnancy Osteopathy

Osteopathy supports women through pregnancy and beyond, easing physical, hormonal, and emotional changes. It alleviates discomforts like back pain and aids post-pregnancy recovery, also supporting women’s health at every stage.

London Pregnancy Clinic Private Acupuncture for pregnancy.
Weeks 26 – 29

Pregnancy Acupuncturist

Acupuncture during pregnancy offers calming effects and safely manages common conditions like headaches, body pain, nausea, and digestive issues. It also aids in labour preparation from week 37 to promote natural labour and reduce stress.

Frequently Asked Questions

Your questions answered

When should I start seeing a midwife?

In the UK, it’s advised to initiate contact with a GP or midwife immediately following a positive pregnancy test. Arranging your initial midwife consultation is often referred to as “booking appointment” and happens before reaching 10 weeks of pregnancy. This timing is essential to ensure you’re provided with early ultrasound screenings and blood tests

Private midwife antenatal care unfolds a spectrum of advantages, enhancing your pregnancy experience profoundly. It offers not just satisfaction with the care received but also a variety of childbirth options, a diminished likelihood of preterm birth, a rewarding breastfeeding journey, and assured access to medical interventions when necessary. Thus, embracing midwifery care from the outset of pregnancy is instrumental in fostering a nurturing, positive, and health-centric journey to motherhood.

At London Pregnancy Clinic, we advocate for an early engagement with midwifery services, ideally preceding your viability scan, to ensure a comprehensive support framework is established right from the start. Please note that before week 6 of pregnancy, we won’t be able to offer you an ultrasound scan. Therefore we recommend seeing one of our midwives.

How do I choose a midwife and an obstetrician who work well together?

Selecting the right midwife and obstetrician team is key to a fulfilling pregnancy experience. At London Pregnancy Clinic, we specialise in offering cohesive midwifery and obstetric services, ensuring you receive comprehensive, synchronised care from conception to postpartum.

Why Choose LPC?

  • Integrated Team Approach: Our midwives and obstetricians share a collaborative ethos, essential for seamless, high-quality care and superior outcomes.
  • Unified Care Philosophy: Emphasizing patient-centred approaches, our professionals support your pregnancy journey with shared decision-making and respect for your childbirth preferences.
  • Efficient Communication: Our team’s open communication guarantees that all aspects of your care are coordinated effectively, ensuring a smooth transition through all stages of pregnancy.
  • Expertise and Respect: The mutual respect among our midwives and obstetricians for each other’s expertise fosters a supportive environment, balancing traditional and medical care practices.
  • Coordinated Services: Experience a harmonised prenatal to postpartum care trajectory, with services designed to offer you the most integrated approach to maternity care.
When would I need to see an obstetrician in addition to a midwife?

At London Pregnancy Clinic, we understand that every pregnancy is unique and may require different levels of care. Here are the key scenarios when seeing an obstetrician alongside a midwife is beneficial:

High-Risk Pregnancies: Our obstetricians step in for high-risk situations—like twin pregnancies or preexisting health conditions—to offer specialised care.

Medical Interventions Needed: If your pregnancy calls for specific medical interventions or if you face complications at any stage, our obstetricians’ expertise ensures you’re in safe hands.

Integrated Care Approach: While our midwives expertly handle low-risk pregnancies, they seamlessly collaborate with obstetricians for a comprehensive care plan, especially in complex cases.

Personalised Care Choices: Recognising diverse preferences, some patients opt for an obstetrician’s care for broader birthing and pain management options or anticipate needing medical interventions.

In essence, the collaboration between midwives and obstetricians at London Pregnancy Clinic guarantees tailored, holistic care, whether for routine or specialised needs. Choosing to involve both professionals is a decision grounded in ensuring the best outcomes for mother and baby, aligned with individual preferences and medical requirements.

What are common pelvic health concerns during and after pregnancy?

The three common causes of pelvic health dysfunction:

  • Urinary incontinence: 1 in 3 women experience urinary incontinence three months after pregnancy. This can manifest with an urgency (sudden and intense need to pass urine, leaking before making it to the toilet) or stress (leaking when coughing, sneezing, laughing).
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse: 1 in 12 women experience symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse. It is a descent or the drop of one or multiple organs in the pelvis such as the bladder, the urethra, the uterus, the rectum. This can manifest with a sensation of heaviness in the vagina.
  • Fecal incontinence: or accidental bowel leakage. 1 in 7 women experience anal incontinence six months after birth.

Other pelvic health conditions include pain during intimate relations, perineal pain, chronic constipation, anal pain.

Diastasis recti: when the parts of the abdominal muscle or rectus abdominus move apart once they are not able to stretch any more. Up to 60% of women may experience symptoms such as a bulging or doming in the centre of your tummy when moving from laying down to sitting up, feeling of a gap when you feel along the middle of your tummy, lower back pain, symptoms of incontinence and/or prolapse.

What can an osteopath do for me during pregnancy?

Safety and Adaptability: Our osteopaths are skilled in adapting techniques to suit each stage of pregnancy, focusing on gentle methods to ensure comfort and safety.

Pain Relief: Osteopathic treatments are excellent for managing common pregnancy-related discomforts, including back, neck, pelvic, and hip pain, providing much-needed relief.

Labour and Postpartum Benefits: Research highlights osteopathy’s role in easing pain, potentially shortening labor duration, and minimising complications by maintaining the body’s structure and function.

Is osteopathy safe during pregnancy?

Yes. At London Pregnancy Clinic, our osteopathy services offer a gentle, safe way to ease pregnancy and postpartum discomforts. Our trained specialists understand the unique changes your body undergoes, providing relief from back, neck, and pelvic pain. With a focus on your wellbeing, we ensure treatments are tailored to each stage of your pregnancy journey. Always consult with your healthcare provider before beginning new treatments. Beyond pregnancy, osteopathy can also address sports injuries and arthritis, supporting women’s health at all life stages.

Is acupuncture safe during pregnancy?

Acupuncture is widely recognised as a safe practice during pregnancy when conducted by a qualified practitioner like our lead midwife Sarah. She has a decade of experience in acupuncture after she expanded her expertise to include Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture in 2014. 

Before beginning acupuncture or any new treatment during pregnancy, consulting with your healthcare provider is essential. This step ensures that the treatment aligns with your personal health needs and pregnancy journey.

Benefits and Safety

  • Safety: Acupuncture, under the care of a certified professional, minimises risks, typically limited to minor ones such as bleeding or bruising at the needle sites.
  • Benefits: Research supports acupuncture for various pregnancy-related conditions, including aiding in birth preparation, alleviating musculoskeletal pain, and assisting in the management of breech presentations.

At London Pregnancy Clinic, we’re committed to offering safe, supportive, and beneficial care tailored to your unique needs during this special time. Sarah’s expertise in acupuncture is part of our holistic approach to your prenatal care, supporting your physical and emotional wellbeing throughout pregnancy.

what is pelvic floor?

The pelvic floor is a vital structure in women, consisting of muscles, ligaments, and connective tissues that support the pelvic organs, including the bladder, uterus, and rectum. This network of muscles is integral for several key bodily functions:

  1. Supporting Pelvic Organs: It holds the pelvic organs in place, preventing them from prolapsing (dropping) into the vagina.
  2. Bladder and Bowel Control: It is crucial for controlling bladder and bowel movements, aiding in the maintenance of continence.
  3. Pregnancy and Childbirth Support: During pregnancy, the pelvic floor supports the baby, adapting as the baby grows and during the birthing process.
  4. Sexual Function: It contributes to sexual sensation and function, affecting sexual satisfaction and comfort.

Importance During and After Pregnancy

During pregnancy, the increased weight and pressure from the growing baby place significant stress on the pelvic floor muscles. This can lead to weakening or damage, resulting in conditions such as urinary incontinence (leaking urine), fecal incontinence, and pelvic organ prolapse (where organs drop and press into the vagina), affecting a woman’s quality of life.

After childbirth, the strain experienced by the pelvic floor during delivery can exacerbate these issues or introduce new challenges, such as reduced sexual function or discomfort. This makes the recovery and strengthening of the pelvic floor postpartum crucial for regaining pre-pregnancy pelvic health.

What services will I be getting at LPC?

Welcoming a new life is a journey filled with joy, anticipation, and a fair share of uncertainties. At London Pregnancy Clinic, we’re dedicated to guiding you through every step with our private midwife antenatal care in London. We offer:

  • Antenatal & Postnatal Care: Engage in a maternity plan that evolves with your pregnancy, offering everything from birth planning to postnatal checkups and scar therapy.
  • Flexible & Online Consultations: With digital midwife services and in-person midwife options, get expert advice and support even without leaving your home.
  • Holistic Therapies for Wellbeing: Explore our complete midwifery services aimed at enhancing your physical and mental health pre, during and post pregnancy, including acupuncture for natural pain management and osteopathy for improved pelvic health.
Can I see a midwife if I have my periods?

Rest assured, we can proceed with examinations during this time. However, we fully respect your comfort levels—if you prefer not to have an internal examination, we can adapt our approach to focus on external treatments, still effectively progressing toward your health goals.

Do I get private midwife antenatal care with health insurance?

It’s important to note that standard family health insurance policies often don’t cover pregnancy, childbirth, and postnatal care. However, if you have a Private Medical Insurance (PMI) policy, it might include benefits for private healthcare services during pregnancy. At London Pregnancy Clinic, we collaborate with various insurance providers to ensure you can access our premium care. Please contact us to discuss how we can work with your insurance to support your pregnancy journey.

Is a doula the same as a midwife?

A doula and a midwife offer different types of support to expectant mothers, with distinct roles and training.

Midwife: As a primary healthcare professional, a midwife delivers prenatal care, support during labour and birth, and postpartum care for both the parent and baby up to six weeks after birth. They empower pregnant individuals and their families by providing informed choices and supporting clients in making appropriate decisions.

Doula: Focusing on physical and emotional support before, during, and after childbirth, a doula doesn’t offer medical advice. Instead, they assist women in navigating the physical and emotional challenges of labour and the postpartum period, offering non-medical comfort, emotional reassurance, advocacy, pregnancy and childbirth education, and breastfeeding support.

Will I see the midwife after my baby is born?

Yes. Our dedicated midwives are here to support you and your newborn for six post-delivery. After welcoming your baby, the blend of joy and excitement often accompanies sleep deprivation and concerns about your new parenting duties. At London Pregnancy Clinic, we’re committed to supporting you during this transformative period. Our midwives are available for at-home consultations, conducting essential physical checks for you and your baby, offering feeding guidance, and emotional support.

Struggling with breastfeeding? We offer bespoke breastfeeding support packages tailored to your unique needs. Contact us to explore how we can assist you. Our post-delivery services focus on the health and well-being of mother and baby, including:

  • Postnatal Care: In-hospital support from our midwives encompasses breastfeeding help, pain management, baby’s health assessments, and newborn care advice.
  • Home Visits: Continued at-home support for postnatal checks, breastfeeding assistance, and mother-baby well-being assessments.
    Emotional Support: Guidance and reassurance for new parents, covering all aspects of postnatal care.
  • Health Education: Advice on safe sleeping, feeding, and infant care essentials.
  • Physical Checks: Monitoring maternal health post-delivery, including uterine position, postnatal bleeding, and dietary recommendations.

Our dedicated midwives are here to ensure a smooth transition into parenthood, providing expert care and support every step of the way.

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