If you wish to have specialised treatments that make you comfortable and help with the progress of your labour whether it is at hospital or at home then it is appropriate to book a Gentle Birth Method practitioner to attend you during your labour and birth.
Birth Attendance Service
The birth attendance service is available to Gentle Birth mothers who attend our clinic and classes. Our practitioners can be booked in advance to attend and look after you during birth at home or in hospital.
Our treatment schedule for birth preparation is an optimal 12 week programme. This helps our mothers to overcome the physical stresses of modern lifestyles.
Our birth support begins with your labour. When we receive your phone call informing us that labour has commenced our practitioner will be with you within an hour and then help you to relax and establish your labour contractions. This is achieved by a combination of hands-on reflexology and creative healing massage techniques. We help you to manage contractions by massaging key areas on your sacrum and back. We also offer you mental and emotional support by helping you visualise your cervix opening efficiently and your pelvis opening easily. We also coach you on how to breathe through the contractions and when you are fully dilated to help you breathe your baby out. If you need medical intervention we will be with you and support you throughout and remain with you till your baby is skin to skin with you on your breast and you are all comfortable and happy.
Gentle Birth practitioners: £1500
£750 deposit to confirm booking (non-refundable) with balance of £750 payable at week 38 when your birth assistant goes on-call. This fee applies to a maximum of 12 hours of hands-on birth support. Any additional hours will be charged at £50 per hour.
Emergency birth and post natal support: If you need birth support even though you have not pre-booked you can call the office on 020 8530 1146 and check the availability of our practitioners and you will be charged at home visit rates for the required number of hours. Minimum 2 hours home visit rate of £200 will apply.
Debbie Linger is a midwife who has worked with Gowri for many years as a gentle birth practitioner and is able to offer additional knowledge of the Gentle Birth Method philosophy and treatments to enhance a woman’s experience of pregnancy and birth. Debbie and her colleague Rebecca have worked together closely as midwives supporting many joyous home births in London. If you are interested in a home birth Debbie and Rebecca will work together as your midwives to provide continuity of care so that you have the opportunity to get to know them both which is particularly desirable when a home birth is planned.
We offer the following packages for Home Births:
The Birthing Beauty - Our comprehensive birth package for new mums. We offer dedicated bespoke care with access to your midwife 8am-8pm for routine queries and in emergencies throughout your pregnancy birth and postnatal period.
Birthing Queen - For clients who may have had a baby before or have come to Independent Midwifery later in pregnancy and who are looking for additional support and continuity alongside the NHS or private care they are receiving. We can discuss with you your intentions and queries and create a care plan for you, ensuring you have access to the advice, birth options and support you would like. We offer dedicated bespoke care with access to your midwife 8am-8pm for routine queries and in emergencies throughout your pregnancy birth and postnatal period.
For Post Natal Care we offer the following packages:
Post Natal Care for 6 weeks -Visits from your midwives at home during a 6 week period following your birth with frequent visits in the first week and extended postnatal support thereafter with visits provided initially at Day 1,2, 3, 5, 7, and 10 depending on weight gain, feeding support and we can also conduct the Newborn bloodspot screening test. Access to your named midwife throughout the duration of Services with telephone support or email.
Post Natal Care for 2 weeks - Visits from your midwives at home lasting 1-2 hours during the 2 week period following your birth with frequent visits in the first week and extended postnatal support thereafter with visits provided initially at Day 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, and 10 depending on weight gain, feeding support and we can also conduct the Newborn bloodspot screening test. Access to your named midwife throughout the duration of Services with telephone support or email.
Additional Services offered:
Birth support only
Real Birth Company Training
One off midwifery visits
Massage and Reflexology
For more information on each package or service offered and for fees please contact us directly.
All care packages booked prior to 36 weeks can be paid upfront or by 3 instalments at booking, at 30 weeks gestation and the final amount to be paid by 36 weeks. If care is booked at 36 weeks gestation, we ask for full amount to secure your booking.