Fees

These reflect my years of experience as a practising midwife, and the quality of the care I now offer, as a Birth Friend (qualified midwife who is no longer practising midwifery).

All fees are negotiable within reason. A hardship fund is in operation.

Please enquire by emailing me at lizbirthfriend@gmail.com or call me 07986 493454.

Before the Birth – Individual Items

Consultation£70
Birth Reflection & Notes Review£35 per hour
Birth Preparation (2)£35 per hour
Birth Preferences£35 per hour
Rebozo for Pregnancy and Birth (one-hour session)£35
Birth Work for Partners-Love, Touch & Mobility (two-hour session)£70
Preparing to Breastfeed(two-hour session)£70
Mother Blessing CeremonyNegotiable

Birth Friend Packages

Birth Friend Initial Consultation£70
Birth Friend Full Care Package Gold (See below)£2500
Birth Friend Mini Package Silver (See below)£1800
Birth Friend Micro Package Bronze (See below)£1500
Birth Friend Special COVID Package (See below)£1150
Other packages can be arranged by agreement.

After the Birth Package

Babymoon Support Package – up to ten visits (See below)£700

After the Birth – Individual Items

Babymoon Support – single visit/office hours. Ask about evening and weekends.£35 per hour
Closing the Bones Ceremonies£100

Initial Meeting

£70
I offer an initial meeting to help you explore your hopes and plans and to give you the chance to meet me in person. These one to two hour meetings may be in your home or elsewhere, as you prefer, and may help you decide if you wish to book one of my care packages. A charge of £70 is made for these meetings. 
These meetings are subject to an excess mileage charge as set out below where I have undertaken a round trip of more than 40 miles. 

Birth Friend Full Care Package

£2500
Includes Birth Preparation, Birth Preferences, Birth Work for Partners, Rebozo Techniques for Pregnancy and Birth, Preparing to Breastfeed, Birth Friend Support and full Babymoon Support.These meetings are subject to an excess mileage charge as set out below where I have undertaken a round trip of more than 40 miles. 

Birth Friend Mini Package

£1800
Includes Birth Preparation, Birth Preferences, Birth Work for Partners, Rebozo Techniques for Pregnancy and Birth, Preparing to Breastfeed, Birth Friend Support and two Babymoon Support visits.

Birth Friend Micro Package

£1500
Includes two hour-long meetings before the birth and Birth Friend support at your birth, with a phone or virtual meeting after the birth.

Birth Friend Special COVID Package

£1150
Tailored to your needs during COVID 19 restrictions (when a second birth partner is not possible for a hospital birth) this package includes two hour long-meetings before the birth and Birth Friend support in early labour at home, access to phone/message support while you are in hospital and a birth review meeting after the birth at your home. NB If I am able to be with you throughout the birth, a further £700 is payable afterwards.

Birth Friend Special COVID Package

£700
10 visits arranged to suit you. 
This package is only available within 30 miles of my home location in South Oxfordshire. Visits are normally done during office hours. Evening and weekend visits can be arranged but are charged at a higher rate. Please contact me to discuss.

Mileage

I expect to cover the cost of round trips up to 40 miles in my fees. Mileage in excess of this is charged at 45p per mile.