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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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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.
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.

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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Melinda Cotton
Melinda Cotton
Neighbourhood Midwives offer the most wonderful service that an expectant mother could wish for . When I engage them, I was engaging them to support me during giving birth . I was blown away by package of care. Their antenatal care was so nurturing. When it came to the day to give birth, I felt confident in myself and felt secure and safe with my team. Strangely I had not considered the importance of postnatal care, and this was what impressed me most. As an adult woman, I stand on my own 2 feet. To have someone caring and supporting me every step of my journey , through my pregnancy, at my birth, and then for a month that turned into 6 weeks, left me feeling strong and set up for the new chapter of life as a mother. When I gave birth to my first child we were very financially constrained, and going for private midwifery was a significant choice, but I feel that it was the best investment in my well being, and my baby’s well being. I have had 2 beautiful birth experiences at home supported every step of the way. Thank you !
Harriet Fox Mallen
Harriet Fox Mallen
Highly recommend - support was invaluable!
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
4.3
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Claire Koch
Claire Koch
I wanted a Harmony test, for my own peace of mind - Tami was able to come and visit me the next day, and was very friendly and professional, talking me through everything, and not minding my two children being curious as to what was going on. The results came through quickly, and Tami rang me to let me know before emailing them to me.
Jo Challenger
Jo Challenger
Angela was so helpful offering breastfeeding advise when I was at the brink of giving up. Would definitely recommend contacting these guys I would certainly use them in the future :)
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 1466
Email: imperial.stanleyclaytonward@nhs.net
Website: www.imperialprivatehealthcare.co.uk

Google Rating
3.8
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Yasmine Hamdi
Yasmine Hamdi
Awful and unprofessional service. I went in for an emergency check up in the evening and had to wait for 4 long hours while sitting on a chair with no sympathy from staff. 24 weeks pregnant and suffering from bleeding and back pain. No support whatsoever or medical aid. They took a urine sample and was asked to wait in the waiting area. I was under so much stress not knowing if baby is ok or not. They were more keen to finish off paper work and admin work in the office rather than seeing and taking care of patients. Some pregnant women were given the luxury to wait in air conditioned rooms whereas they asked me to wait on a chair in the corridors. They almost forgot about me so I had to remind them every now and then that I was waiting outside. I have also suffered from a miscarriage in the past so there was a high risk of another miscarriage but they were absolutely careless and neglected me. When I asked why I was not provided the minimum care expected as everyone else, the midwife told me there were no beds available for me. I told her you could have informed me of the long wait for me to arrange visit to another emergency service but her answer was we are not getting anywhere with the conversation... it seems that they get away with mistreating and abusing patients. There was a lady who came before me she was given a bed and I was still waiting outside... they failed to do the basics. I have discharged myself after waiting for 4 hours. They did not even ask if I need painkillers to help me cope with my back pain. I went hospital at 8:30 pm and left hospital at 12 am without seeing a doctor. I discharged myself due to the increased back pain. This made me even more anxious and upset. They told me I have 2 patients ahead of me at 11:45 ?? So they still expected me to wait for another hour waiting. I will be making a formal complaint but will never return to this hospital again. I was maltreated and left hospital physically and emotionally distressed without seeing a doctor after waiting for 4 hours. Just appalling.
Jacqueline D
Jacqueline D
Delivered my baby at this hospital in June 2018. Very poor care, cold useless staff. Lazy and do minimal work. Do not listen to your needs and just keep walking off ignoring you. Delivered my baby without any help. Was left in a room with my husband calling for help in agony for over an hour. When someone finally took notice of the pain I was in I had already delivered the head.. This is just a small insight into what they put me through. I'm traumatized. Thank god myself and baby where ok, No thanks to them. I have made a formal complaint and have been told they are investigating. I will not let this go, as I feel they actually put myself and baby in danger. Whoever else has been in this situation I advise you to make a formal complaint. They can not get away with putting people they are supposed to be caring for at risk. I would Honestly NEVER even consider returning to this hospital.
Zoe Gencheva
Zoe Gencheva
I was unfortunate enough to be referred to the Gynaecology team in that place. Waited for 2.5 hrs without being given any updates on if there's a delay and how long it is. At all time there were 4-5 nurses at the reception drinking tea and having no concerns about the waiting patients. FINALLY I was called in.....by a lady which after asking me few somehow stupid questions admitted that she cannot really answer my question due to being a JUNIOR doctor......now the shocker...she has to call in her senior! And again I start with my diagnosis, treatment options etc to be asked why I don't try other options such as medication (which I've been on and is red flagged on my file due to extremely unpleasant effect) instead of invasive operation. To sum it up....NHS sucks and I cannot wait to be privatized.
F. Maria
F. Maria
My sister was induced into labour although the baby was not ready to come. She was in pain for hours before someone realised the baby was too high and ended up with cesarean. Poor care, unexperienced doctors and unprofessional staff.
Mohammad Khalid Sherzad
Mohammad Khalid Sherzad
Apart from epu unit and one specific doctor at labour ward and her team the rest do their duties as follows. Lost of blood results by antenatal under 16 weeks checks. While taking blood the lead nurse toke the bar code and promised that she will follow it from her own diary. Consultant at antenatal not checking urine or blood pressure which has resulted in urine infection found two days later in triage and just copying and pasting from triage records the old blood pressure data which were two or three days old. Most common comments used “very anxious couple” Consultant using fone while conducting the antenatal clinics and rushing ,to pick up her kid from School which is understandable but not at cost of some one else kid or health. I have reported it ward manager, and since that she has been taking it personal. She has sent the letter to local council child’s protection about the fathers behaviour, it was only when I have logged a complaint against her in chief executive office but I think the words were shared with her instead being independently reviewed so not trust worthy I do not know do I have to go GENERAL MEDICAL COUNCIL and report this consultant to them. Triage staff using NHS computer for shopping online, at night sleeping at patient beds and telling us over the phone there is long wait time not want you to bother her sleep while there was no one the ward. Upon arrival found her sleeping came to open door after few rings of wards With low movement at week 25 went there she put the CTG machine heard as week 35 luckily it was not harmful. Though the notes were handed over to her upon arrival, did not bothered to read or take note of what is state. Triage staff recording the result of 157 which show very high volumes as 15 which is very low confirmed by second visit from antenatal to triage,it was a very important test. Unnecessary induction was suggested at week 36 visit, which has resulted mental distraction on my wife and movement Reduction even before the suggested date caused really Painful delivery , At labour after losing 900 ml of blood the blood taken for test were lost at the machine taking blood from one ward to another for testing twice. The most important things is the post natal wards where all professional and knowledgeable midwives are assigned to paid rooms, I had only noticed it when my kids was discharged without the checking the jaundice or temperature, questioned that we were given a nurse from paid ward for two hours you could see the difference. The kid Had to stay two more days despite being discharged by the unprofessional nurse without checking anything. To support the above follow the BBC article where it has been claimed that maternity unit makes 400 errors daily.

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

Google Rating
3
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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!

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
4.9
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Funandplayful carmella
Funandplayful carmella
I'm a returning client after several years & i must say how impressed i was with the lovely Carmel's bedside manner & the detailed email with pics & vid of our scan. Their prices seem to be the best too & the fact that they also hold Saturday appointment is always handy. I'm a little saddened that Dr. Donald Gibb is no longer doing deliveries as he delivered our first child but i guess all those years in the business, it's now your time to enjoy the finer things in life as you deserve it.
Lisa McDowell
Lisa McDowell
I went into the Birth Company for a harmony scan and am so glad I did, the whole experience was great. When I called to ask about the test, the receptionist was very friendly and helpful and immediately put me at ease. Booking the appointment was very fast and comprehensive too, great customer service all around. Dr Gibb was excellent - professional, explained everything thoroughly, and had a great bedside manner. The location is great and the facilities were very nice - bright, comfortable and relaxed. Receiving the results from my test was again a great experience, very thorough and considerate too. I would refer anyone to come here and if I need to in the future will definitely visit again.
Rajni Senewiratne
Rajni Senewiratne
I was at the Birth Centre for an emergency scan late one evening and Dr Donald Gibb came back after seeing another patient to advise me about birth options, gave me names of consultants and spoke to me long after closing (almost an hour ) without charging me a penny. He was incredibly kind and helpful. The staff at the centre have always been professional and have gone out of the way to accommodate and reassure me whenever I needed it (which was quite a few times). Cannot recommend it enough.
Barbara Polidoro
Barbara Polidoro
I would strongly recommend the Birth Company. They have been very professional and at the same time friendly and reassuring. I will go for sure there for future scans
Pip Hamilton
Pip Hamilton
Such lovely ladies at reception greeted us with smiles. I was so nervous but there’s a reassuring atmosphere there and they are kind and gentle. Super professional but also personable. Would highly recommend this place and we have been to several other similar clinics and this is definitely the nicest.

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

Google Rating
4.1
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Coulside Ozen
Coulside Ozen
Excellent service and care in the paediatric emergency room through to the surgery division. All the staff are extremely professional and efficient. Very impressed. Thank you to all the staff you all deserve a round of applause. Keep up the good work.
Iwona Sar
Iwona Sar
Excellent customer service. Staff are professional and very helpful. They do care about the patients. I visited emergency once during pregnancy and once after - was interviewed by the same man - he was very helpful, seeing I have little baby with me asked me to wait in separated area not to expose the baby to all the germs in main waiting room. I also gave birth in this hospital and care I received in birthing centre then labour ward, following Simpson unit and postnatal was just the highest standard. I had complications during the labour but they made me feel safe and decreased my suffering to the very minimum. My husband was treated on several occasions in London's best private clinics but C&W was even better. I was very well looked after. Thank you all at C&W.
Ruxandra Vitale
Ruxandra Vitale
Extremely helpful and kind staff. Very professional and knowledgeable. Truly happy with the experience here at the emergency services. Totally recommend and would definitely come again.
Henry Klosok
Henry Klosok
A brilliant place! I ruptured my achilles tendon and the whole service from A&E right up to my operation was amazing. Lovely caring and knowable staff who work extremely hard, very clean and modern and decent food. Thanks so much 🙏
Rose Haldane
Rose Haldane
Excellent prompt service in urgent care centre today. Staff went the extra 2 miles to ensure I can get prompt personalised follow up care on Friday. The ENP was really helpful and kind. All staff including admin and radiographers efficient and smiling. Thanks so much. What a credit the team are to the Trust.

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
3.3
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Maria R
Maria R
I went to the hospital to visit Dr Julie Price in February. I got charged over £700 for her talking to me 2x 8 min. She didn't touch me, she didn't examine me, she just sat behind her desk talking but saying nothing. Be very careful when you go private. My friend went to her 5 years ago and was happy with her. Paying almost £1000 and not even being examined truly hurts.
Ola Manola
Ola Manola
It is a far cry from what a private hospital should be like. They forgot they are private and we paid for our newborn son to be treated there. We have filed a complaint with the management team but NO ONE bothered to respond. We got an email saying it was their mistake but it didn’t include a single apology. They think they are above the law. I find it a dangerous place where they first try to put the blame on you, for a mistake they made. Happily launched into legal action threats and bullying, even when we had a proof the mistake was on their part. When it was finished and they finally acknowledged that we were right all along, none of the people who harassed us said “sorry”. They treated us with so much incompetence and disrespect. I would never trust them with my son’s life. If you think you will be better off here than anywhere else - think twice. This is horribly run place and you will not get a good care. There are many better private hospitals in London where you will actually get outstanding care. Not here - the patient is not important to these people.
Madalina Salariu
Madalina Salariu
Thank you very much! Everyone is so friendly. The Doctors (Mr Nico Jonas and Mr Ong), nurses & staff are professional and very thorough.
Amy Baggett
Amy Baggett
disgusting customer service. showed up for an appointment for a specialist and he didnt even show up nor did the receptionist tell us he wasnt here when we checked in. do not I repeat do not schedule an appointment with Dr. Babu Vadanalayan. Horrible and Do Not Recommend...
Zeynep Ferhan
Zeynep Ferhan
I went there as an international patient for pregnancy follow up + having fit to fly letter. Booked via phone and explained my situation. Making appointment took around 30 mins phone call. When i arrived there they took me in 20 mins later than my app time. Dr A Arafa was absolutely disappointing. She asked me lots if private questions and she talked more about money and how we will pay rather than my and my baby's health. They informed me that the fee is £250 but the dr said app with fit to fly letter £300 + vat abd card charge. Unhappy with the dr and service. Definitely will not visit again.

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