Midwifery One to One Services

Antenatal Care
From a one off appointment to discuss a birth plan or something bothering you. Through to a package of Antenatal Care (alongside your NHS Care). We've got it covered!

*Please note: you will still need to book with your trust as we currently do not provide labour care, and any doctor appointments, scans or screening will still be accessed via your NHS provider.

Postnatal Care
From a one off appointment through to a 6 week postnatal support package - we're there.
Breastfeeding / Infant Feeding Support
Not feeling so confident with recognising your babies feeding cues? Want unhurried and  ongoing support with feeding your baby? One off or a series of catch ups. Whatever you and your little one need. Baby weighing included if clinically indicated.
Please contact us to discuss prices.

Closing the Bones Postnatal  Massage

 

In Ecuador, women are given this massage within hours of the birth, and receive it again a number of times within the postpartum period. The massage is aimed at stimulating blood flow which in turn; cleans, renews, moves fluids (may help with milk supply/lochia), moving hormones, immune system, toning muscles and tissue and helping the bladder and uterus move back into place. In traditional cultures, the postnatal period is viewed as sacred - Women often find this to be very healing and therapeutic - like thanking their body for doing its job!

Nickie was taught this traditional massage by Sophie Messenger, a Closing the Bones trainer (and one of only 2 in the UK).

The massage itself includes "sifting" (a gentle side to side rocking) with a rebozo, using the rebozo for "closing" the hip bones (wrapping them firmly in order to bring them back together), and using various hand massage techniques using oil around the pubic bones, belly and around the hips. The hips support the weight of the spine and head, and are often the seat of unresolved emotions and trauma, which can be felt upon the hips as adrenalin crystals, these are released during the massage and can be felt as a gentle popping sensation.

Closing the bones can be a very personalised experience - involving close friends and family members if you wish! Its such a lovely way to end a pregnancy and celebrate your transition to motherhood.

"I'd almost like to have another baby, just so I can experience that again!"

You can choose to have the massage either with Nickie (£50) or you can combine this with Reflexology provided by our reflexologist colleage Natalie (£75). There is something quite special in having two experienced mothers nurturing a new mother, as well as helpful arms to hold a baby if needed.