The early days and weeks following birth are some of the most important and significant in any family's life. Having one-to-one advice, support and assistance at the end of the phone till your baby is 28-days old can feel like a real lifeline. As well as the standard postnatal mum and baby checks, I can offer emotional support, breastfeeding support and practical advice and tips on caring for your new baby and your own recovery and healing after birth. I also offer birth debriefing, birth healing sessions, birth reclaiming ceremonies and birth closing ceremonies.
Birthfully Postnatal Package A complete package of private postnatal care in the comfort of your own home with a midwife you know and trust to support you in the early days of parenthood. The postnatal package provides you with one to one, individualised care from a known midwife through the postnatal period, from any point after you have given birth up to day 28. I usually visit 4-5 times in the first week, with visits decreasing in frequency as you gain confidence. I can support you to feel confident in your feeding and parenting in the early days and also teach baby massage. I offer a Birth Closing ceremony as part of this package. Typically 10-12 visits, but more can be organised as necessary. Fee: £1200. Monthly instalment plan can be organised if needed
Private postnatal appointments Private postnatal visits in the comfort of your own home -these can be one-off appointments to complement your NHS care, which unfortunately can often feel rushed and impersonal. These visits are unhurried, and at a time that is convenient for you and your partner - they last as long as you need, but usually 1-2 hours. Fee: £100
Birth Debriefing A session to help you make sense of what happened during the birth of your baby, and how this may affect future pregnancies and births. This can be particularly helpful after a traumatic or disappointing birth or when things did not go as planned. Can be done with or without a copy of your hospital notes. A birth debriefing session usually lasts a couple of hours. Please call to discuss this further. Fee: £100
"Suyai also looked after me postnatally and although I had not thought much about this part before the birth it was here that Suyai really was invaluable. I had breastfeeding issues and my baby had tongue-tie. She was my strong advocate when I was vulnerable and tired, helping me get the referrals I needed and attending appointments along side me. Without her I really don't think I would still be breastfeeding my baby today!"