Labour and Birth Services and Rates

labour & Birth Services & rates

Birth is not only about making babies. It’s about making mothers ~ strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and believe in their inner strength.

Your Labour & Birth

Labour and birth is a profound time for everyone who is privileged enough to participate. Choosing a midwife to provide your care means that when it comes time to give birth, you and your baby will be cared for by someone you’ve met before, knows you and understands what’s important to you.

As an expert in healthy, low-risk birth, a midwife views childbirth physiologically, that is, something that your body can handle. Every birth is unique, and a midwife is trained to prepare for a variety of issues that may arise. You and your baby will be closely monitored during labour and birth and to deal with unforeseen events if they arise.

Where and how you choose to give birth is a decision that you’ll make in consultation with your midwife. For example, you can choose to:

  • Give birth at home, in hospital or at a birth centre
  • Labour in the water and/or have a water birth
  • Have a Doula as support
  • Choose pain medication or or other non-medical forms of pain relief
  • Choose a VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Caesarean)

The practice is not affiliated to any Medical Aid therefore; it does not deal with Medical Aid Schemes. Only cash or EFT payments are accepted. An invoice to claim back the payment from the Medical Aid Scheme is issued after the consultation, birth or home visit. Kindly send the ICD 10 codes to you medical aid for a quote, they will also need my practice number which is provided below:

  • Antenatal Consultation: ICD Z34.9 (88002)
  • Birth (Natural Vaginal Birth): ICD O80.0 ( 88399) 
  • Postnatal Visit: ICD O80.0 ( 88421) 
  • Midwife Practice Number: 0756814

During labour, your care includes the assessment of progress, monitoring the labouring mother’s vital signs, baby’s heart rate and position, assisting the birth of your baby and placenta, examination of the newborn, and assessment of the client’s condition postnatally. You will also receive emotional support, information and guidance to the labouring mom and her family.

  • Support your throughout your labour
  • Monitor your vital signs
  • Check your cervix and time your contractions to assess labour progress
  • Monitor the baby by listening to the baby’s heart rate
  • Work together with your support person/doula
  • Keep you updated on assessments
  • Monitor for complications that can arise during labour and birth, midwives are trained to recognize and manage emergencies that can occasionally arise
  • Keep close contact with the back-up Obstetrician should you need a Caesarean.

The practice is not affiliated to any Medical Aid therefore; it does not deal with Medical Aid Schemes. Only cash or EFT payments are accepted. An invoice to claim back the payment from the Medical Aid Scheme is issued after the consultation, birth or home visit.

If you long for a VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Caesarean), you will be assessed to see if you are a suitable candidate for a TOLAC (Trial of Labour After a Caesarean). VBAC is a safe option for mom and baby, and you will be supported and educated, in order to avoid as much as possible a repeat caesarean section. During your TOLAC , your care includes the assessment of progress, monitoring the labouring mother’s vital signs, baby’s heart rate and position, assisting the birth of your baby and placenta, examination of the newborn, and assessment of the client’s condition postnatally. You will also receive emotional support, information and guidance to the labouring mom and her family.

  • Support your throughout your trial of labour (TOLAC)
  • Monitor your vital signs
  • Check your cervix and time your contractions to assess labour progress
  • Monitor the baby by listening to the baby’s heart rate
  • Work together with your support person/doula
  • Keep you updated on assessments
  • Monitor for complications that can arise during labour and birth, midwives are trained to recognize and manage emergencies that can occasionally arise
  • Keep close contact with the back-up Obstetrician should you need a Caesarean.

The practice is not affiliated to any Medical Aid therefore; it does not deal with Medical Aid Schemes. Only cash or EFT payments are accepted. An invoice to claim back the payment from the Medical Aid Scheme is issued after the consultation, birth or home visit.