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Private Midwifery Care

Private midwifery-led care is increasingly popular with mums-to-be, and statistically is a safe, trusted and positive option for those experiencing a straightforward pregnancy. Excellent continuity of care within familiar surroundings, and the ability to form significant relationships with your midwife team during this exciting but unsettling time are all essential for you to achieve the kind of birth that you want.

For more information about midwife-led care packages around the UK, please contact the different practices listed below, or fill out our contact form and we will forward your enquiry on your behalf. Prices and package offerings will vary, so it’s worth researching all of your options.

Please also look into private obstetricians, private midwives and related private maternity hospitals for more information about your pregnancy and birth choices.

Related Resource: Private Maternity Care Clinics & Hospitals

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Neighbourhood Midwives offers a unique and personal midwifery service with high quality, safe, and comprehensive maternity care. Throughout the course of pregnancy, birth and beyond, Mums-to-be are supported 24/7 by a dedicated and trusted midwife with whom they develop an individualised and irreplaceable relationship. more...

Birth Rites Midwifery Practice
85A Penge Road
London SE25 4EJ
Greater London
Tel: 07704771485
Website: http://www.birthrites.uk.com/

Kensington Midwives
18 Kensington Court Place
London W8 5BJ
Greater London
Tel: 020 7937 3835
Website: www.kensingtonmidwives.co.uk

Kent Midwifery Practice
20 Romney Point
Ashford TN23 3GD
Kent
Tel: 01233 637 932
Website: www.kentmidwiferypractice.com

Google Rating
5
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Sophie Kirkham
Sophie Kirkham
With Virginia you have an expert; she is an oracle of knowledge and experience for pregnancy, birth and beyond. Virginia's book ‘The Baby’s Coming' is a must read for anyone interested in pregnancy and birth. She is an Independent Midwife and you can hire her to be your midwife all the way through your pregnancy and birth and afterwards for breastfeeding support and the like. I admire her so much.
Craig Millward
Craig Millward
Can't say enough about how wonderful Virginia and Kay are. Would recommend them to anyone planning or expecting a baby. 5 star rating simply isn't enough, they need a sky full to come close.

Neighbourhood Midwives
34b York Way
London N1 9AB
Greater London
Tel: 020 8874 6624
Email: info@neighbourhoodmidwives.org.uk
Website: www.neighbourhoodmidwives.org.uk

Google Rating
5
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Sophie Kirkham
Sophie Kirkham
Expert midwives, one-to-one care and a professionalism you can rely upon for pregnancy, birth and beyond. Highly Recommended.

North Surrey Midwifery Practice
23 Tanglyn Avenue
Shepperton TW17 0AD
Surrey
Tel: 07877 862444
Email: angela@northsurreymidwives.co.uk
Website: www.northsurreymidwives.co.uk

Google Rating
3.5
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Catherine Cook
Catherine Cook
I used North Surrey Midwives for my second and third births. After a fairly grim first birth in hospital (textbook cascade of interventions, ending in a ventouse delivery), it was a massive relief to have down to earth, evidence based care. In practice this meant antenatal appointments in my own home, at a time to suit me, for as long as I needed; continuity of care from 8 weeks pregnant to 6 weeks post partum (and of course throughout labour and birth); and a birth plan to suit my individual needs - I achieved two home births at approx 41 weeks, which probably would not have been possible in a hospital setting owing to my geriatric age ;) Angela and Tami are lovely, friendly, reassuring people who also happen to be highly qualified and continue to develop their professional qualifications - it was a joy to have them on board with my babies!

Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospital
Sir Stanley Clayton Ward,
Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospital,
Du Cane Road,
London W12 0HS
Tel: +44 (0) 20 3313 3925 / 1466
Email: SirStanley.Clayton@imperial.nhs.uk
Website: www.imperialprivatehealthcare.co.uk

Google Rating
3.9
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ioana suditu
ioana suditu
My experience is related to EPU team. This is an amazing department with very experienced staff. I've had a miscarriage and got pregnant soon after, I've got no words to thank the team for the amazing support and care they have offered. I am very happy with you all, THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!! And keep it up! Warmest hugs and thoughts to you all! God bless!
John K
John K
Even though the maternity services where good enough the birth experience was the worst it can be. We were going for normal birth, dilated up to 6cm and the, apparently most stupid midwife in the world for 8 hours was saying "stop pushing baby, just breath your oxygen". We were asking for epidural to be done as soon as possible but no, they had their own plans. After already in contractions for 5 hours they decide to come in; being in unbelievable pain it takes around 30 minutes to get my wife ready and then their beeper beeps for an emergency and they leave us for another 3 hours waiting in total pain and the midwife saying every 3 minutes "don't push baby...". They finally changed shifts at 9am (we were there since 5pm) and the new ones decided that we go for emergency c-section. We just wanted the nightmare to finish. Just to mention the waters broke at 10pm so open for infections for 11 hours. The theater (surgery) was nothing like expected. Around 8 people around coming and leaving while my wife's internals where wide open. The door was opening every minute and someone new was coming or leaving and of course old school non-dissolvable sutures with needle. Even though everything seemed that went good enough we stayed in for 5 more days. No one came to check the baby for 3 whole days; gave pills and checks to my wife but no check on the baby. So our little one got a fever of 39 and only then they decided, after we ask them, to call for a doctor. The doctor said that we need to give antibiotics to the baby just in case it had sepsis. It seems that the baby was trying to breastfeed for 3 days and mother didn't had milk yet so sucking for so long made him sick. At the moment we fed him by bottle the fever dropped to normal but they kept giving to this little baby 3 more doses of antibiotics even though we asked not to. 9am of the 5th day they say we will get discharged so we asked to remove the needle from baby's hand. They are so slow that I went to ask again at 2:30pm to do that but the midwife was in lunch brake. A good lady finally came at 4:30. Of course it didn't end there. After we went back home we were told to expect a midwife the next day to remove the stitches. It appears the email left the hospital the next day (Saturday at 10:30am) so no one knew about our discharge and no one came. After many calls they decided to come on Sunday. To conclude. "Worst Birth Experience Ever". We went there after reading good reviews but something has changed and the management need to take real actions like discharge themselves. Personnel also needs better recruitment process.
Stuart Laing
Stuart Laing
My wife and I had our 20 week scan here. The staff are absolutely brilliant. The lady who gave the scan was personable, warm and caring. Made us feel very special. Can't rate them high enough. Thank you.
Reyes Gutierrez
Reyes Gutierrez
Horrible, Horrible, Horrible I gave birth to my first child here. I had a very bad experience with my antenatal appointments: Several times they lost my blood results, very bad treat from some midwifes, but birth experience was a nightmare! The toilets in the ante natal room where I had to stay for 2 days due to there were no beds available, the toilets there were disgusting and with blood everywhere. But the worse was yet to come when after 15 hours labour, the doctor came to tell us that the midwife had calibrated wrong the heart machine and my baby's heartbeat was not recognized! My tear got infected and I think part was due to the poor hygienic conditions... They are overloaded and they treat you like chicken in a production line!
Atanas Markov
Atanas Markov
Amazing neonatal care. Nurses are amazing. Have no words to express our gratitude! You are the best !
Marjane Carvalho
Marjane Carvalho
So far I am very impressed with the service in this hospital. Was waiting for about 6 weeks a letter from St Thomas and never arrived so decided to subscribe to have my baby at Queen's charlottes as recommended by my private midwife. Less than a week later had all my appointment letters for the following week. Today I had my first scan and the lady was so friendly, I felt as well treated as in a private scan I did previously. The lady took her time and was very helpful. The reception staff were so helpful too, they accommodated my requests about timing to take blood as I was late for a meeting and the lady that took my blood was so amazing that I didn't feel a thing. Thank you dear team, I feel very reassured so far to have my baby there.

Regent’s Midwifery Practice
2 Varndell Street
London NW1 3RG
Greater London
Tel: 07891 276 499
Email: midwifeodette@al.com
Website: www.regentsmidwiferypractice.co.uk

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4
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Giacomo Guglielmone
Giacomo Guglielmone
Very disappointed for having hired Odette. We spent about 4.5k for having 3 antenatal visits which were fine (my wife felt they were mainly usefull to get to know the person who is going to be at your side during labour) and a labour support which we found totally useless. In fact it was via whatsup and phone calls during most of the labour (ie, the whole preliminary phase and the first few hours of the "established" phase - to give an idea, we were given one-to-one midwife from NHS about 9hrs before Odette thought appropriate to turn up at the hospital! looking backwards, I could find 1000 better ways to spend that amount of money for my wife and child than this. Will definitely stay away from her in any future pregnancy.
Reshma Sidhpura
Reshma Sidhpura
As a mother of 3 and a practising Hypnobirthing practitioner. Odette helped me to achieve the home birth of my dreams for my 3rd child! I highly recommend her services. You will not find anybody as highly skilled, knowledgeable and lovely as Odette is. With also teaching courses myself in Hampstead, I wanted to find a local midwife I could recommend to my clients and Odette is the only midwife that I trust. Every single one of my clients have been extremely happy with her services, enabling them to have natural births that have also been memorable. You will not be disappointed!
A Google User
A Google User
Fantastic service, very professional, warm and friendly. Definitely wont hesitate to use for the next baby!
A Google User
A Google User
Very happy with Regents midwifery, my wife and I had a truly wonderful experience.

Sage Femme
7 Lynmouth Road
London N2 9LR
Greater London
Tel: 020 7873 2327
Website: www.sagefemme.co.uk

The Birth Company
137 Harley Street
London W1G 6BF
Greater London
Tel: 020 7725 0528
Fax: 020 7725 0529
Email: admin@TheBirthCompany.co.uk
Website: www.TheBirthCompany.co.uk

Google Rating
4.8
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Anna Liacas
Anna Liacas
My experience with the Birth Company for over 6 years has been excellent. Dr Gibb is an amazing professional but more importantly he is a wonderful person who gives individual attention to the issues and problems, and finds the best way to resolve, reassure and keep you happy. Dr Gibb monitored and advised during my four pregnancies... The support I had from him was unbelievable, even during weekends and after hours. He was the only doctor who answered all my questions over the phone, without even me being registered at his clinic, after which I became his client for many years. Now I am a proud mother of two healthy and beautiful children, and happy to return to Dr Gibb for gynecological and obstetrics consultations. Thank you!
anna s
anna s
Really friendly, efficient service. Great experience overall. Had the Panorama. My appointment was with Kate who was absolutely fantastic. The results came really quickly. Have a comparison with private healthcare elsewhere and must say that The Birth Company was just how I would like to be treated when I pay for medical services - attentively, calmly, friendly, in a pleasant environment that doesn't look like hospital. Top marks!
Sarah Elliott
Sarah Elliott
I saw Kate throughout my first pregnancy and am now doing so again with my second. She is absolutely amazing, she explains everything really clearly, and has answered all sorts of bizarre questions and worries I have had. On top of being clinically excellent she is also just the loveliest person and always a pleasure to see. Sarah Newland x
Laura Bradley
Laura Bradley
Lovely receptionists and excellent results service. Only disappointment was the blood test – I have a needle and blood phobia and flagged this with the doctor, but he proceeded to give a step-by-step account of the procedure (he was demonstrating to a colleague) and left the bloods on table for me to see. My partner and I were pretty shocked. Possibly the worst experience of giving blood – not what you expect from a private service.
Lucy Macdonald
Lucy Macdonald
The Birth Company have supported us through both the hardest and happiest times of our lives. Everyone including the receptionists, clinical team and Dr Gibb himself are caring, thoughtful and highly professional. I never feel rushed, I always feel cared for and respected and every question we have ever asked (we always have lots) has been answered in as much detail as we have needed. I have most of my ante natal care on the NHS, including deliveries, but have had a few consultations and scans at the Birth Company in all of my pregnancies. I normally arrive at consultations feeling anxious and confused and leave feeling reassured and confident that the plan ahead is the right thing for my baby, my family and me. I could not recommend them highly enough.

The Kensington Wing at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
369 Fulham Road
London SW10 9NH
Greater London
Tel: 020 3315 8616
Tel: 020 3315 8150
Email: kensington@chelwest.nhs.uk
Website: www.chelwest.nhs.uk/private-care/kensington-wing

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4.1
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Liz Poulton
Liz Poulton
I've had my daughter and son born here, and each time, baby and I were well looked after. I am grateful for all the help I received. I would have given 5 stars, but deduct one only because I was told that the hospital doesn't do neonatal circumcision for those that request it. (Turns out that if you have a baby boy, you CAN have him circumcised in the private outpatients wing. I would like to have known at the time, as I ended up going elsewhere to have this done for my son.)
The VBA
The VBA
My wife was admitted with acute sepsis to the Acute Assessment Unit- 2 weeks ago the treatment there was fantastic professional and highly skilled. Maureen and myself would like to thank all of the staff for their dedication, she is now doing well. thanks again Malcolm Wright
Jon Edwards
Jon Edwards
Been in twice for bumps and breaks and seen within 2 hours both times. All brand new and clean. Staff as always in the NHS excellent. Better than George's or St Thomas' for wait times and have everything they do. I'd travel the extra 10 mins or so for a walk in to A&E. My niece was born here and that was also (apparently!) Excellent.. Pharmacy opposite and plenty of food options in the area if your in for a wait. Underground parking also on site, albeit expensive as you'd expect for a central London parking location.
Stretch Darkmagi
Stretch Darkmagi
Great staff and knowledgeable consultants. Starbucks and subway are just outside A costa franchise - Cafe Qualitá on ground floor nice loyalty card system. Restaurant on lower ground floor
Hussain
Hussain
Twice I've taken my daughter here, and both times the children's department has been amazing. Great staff, very friendly and very professional.

The Portland Hospital
205 – 209 Great Portland Street
London W1W 5AH
Greater London
Tel: 020 7390 6068
Fax: 020 7390 8012
Email: info.portland@hcahealthcare.co.uk
Website: www.ThePortlandHospital.com

Google Rating
4
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Claire White
Claire White
I had both my boys circumcised here as newborns (for health and hygiene reasons). Each time I have been very happy with how it was handled from start to finish. For my boys it appeared to be virtually pain free, and in each case, they healed within a week. It's been much easier to keep them clean now that there is no foreskin there, and the result looks comfortable for both of them. I would readily recommend this place if you are expecting a baby boy and plan on having him circumcised.
lord alrubaie
lord alrubaie
Rude staff! Bad customer service! Unhelpful! Especially when you're not there for fun! Had to make a complaint twice, and both times the duty manager didn't even bother to come back to me apologise or anything! I was left a voicemail from the accounts department with screaming and swearing in the background clearly another unhappy customer! I will avoid the Portland if possible! I will most certainly do my best to avoid the Portland hospital they need to train their staff starting with the duty manager!
Letícia Reis
Letícia Reis
The best hospital in the world. The best service I have ever encountered, super recommend, so I give 5 stars grace!
Rita Chiriaco
Rita Chiriaco
I can't be thankful enough to have had both my children at the portland hospital! The midwives were always by my side and no matter what I needed they did their best to help the pain after my c section! I also am very happy to have met an excellent obstrician Mr Etienne Horner who stood by me every minute and came to visit me every day to see how I was!
David Stephens
David Stephens
I can't say enough good things about the Portland. Having just returned from a three night stay for my wife to give birth to our baby son - there is no better place I'm aware of that you could go to. The staff work tirelessly to create a safe haven for you to start your new family life together. The midwives are second to none - no question too big or too small for them to deal with; and the care, attention and advice my wife received was amazing. Clearly a lot of stress is placed on a woman's body in childbirth, and the professionalism with which they dealt with potentially embarrassing issues was outstanding. Simply, the amount of effort every single person we dealt with put in to ensuring my wife and baby were healthy, comfortable and had everything they need will not be something that we forget. Rather than the first day of our baby's life being stressful and "an ordeal" - he entered the world to mum and dad relaxed and ready to take on the challenge, and whilst incredibly nerve-wracking, will be something that we remember fondly. Quite possibly the only "downside", if it could be considered that, is that if we're lucky enough to have another child we plan to go to the Portland again as now nowhere else could possibly match it!

UK Birth Centres
Head Office
The Heath Business Park
Runcorn WA7 4QX
Tel: 0800 3800 579
Email: info@ukbirthcentres.com
Website: www.ukbirthcentres.com

WellMums
Royal Hospital Chelsea Chelsea
London SW3
Greater London
Tel: 020 7373 7939
Email: hguerrini@aol.com
Website: www.wellmums.co.uk

Wessex Independent Midwives
56-66 Northfield Road
Ringwood BH24
Hampshire
Tel: 07884 321470
Email: caroline@wessexindependentmidwives.co.uk
Website: www.wessexindependentmidwives.co.uk