“Preparing for difference” midwifery
If you know that your baby is affected by a condition which will profoundly affect their life, perhaps requiring major surgery shortly after birth, Angie offers a continuity of care package to support you and to help you prepare.
NHS provision can often mean that you meet many different midwives during pregnancy, labour and birth. Parents have told Angie that this can feel that they are repeatedly having to explain their situation, and sometimes feel that they know more about their baby’s issues than the midwife does, and that they are supporting her, rather than the midwife supporting them.
A continuity of care package can provide regular appointments with Angie, she can accompany you at meetings with specialists to plan baby’s care, support you in labour and at the birth and provide on-going midwifery care and support in your early days as a family.
Related conditions: major cardiac abnormality, trisomy 21 (Downs syndrome), diaphragmatic hernia, gastroschisis, exomphalos, cleft lip, cleft palate, spina bifida.
Speak to Angie
60 Ockley Way
Keymer BN6 8NF
Angie Bowles, specialist midwife supporting choice. Reach out for help or advice today. Angie reads and replies to every one.