WHAT IS INCLUDED?
The majority of women will book from early pregnancy for private obstetric care, however, occasionally there is the capacity to look after women later in their pregnancy. The fee is adjusted dependent upon the number of weeks of pregnancy at the time of booking.
Following your initial antenatal appointment with Miss Jones, if you wish to be booked for a package of private Consultant obstetric care. A deposit is required to be paid by the 20th week of your pregnancy or immediately on booking if you have booked your package after this date. The final balance of the fees will be due after birth.
If you would like to discuss any aspect of the fees, please do contact us and we will assist you confidentially in person, by telephone, or by email.
There is a number of prenatal ultrasound scans – from a scan at 16 weeks, to assess the size of the baby, early pregnancy scans, and a cervical length scan to predict the chances of premature birth. Scans later in the pregnancy can help estimate the growth of the baby.
Some women choose a caesarean birth. These women have the option of a “natural caesarean” with a parental focus and viewing the birth, early skin contact routinely performed and delayed cord clamping.
Antenatal consultations as part of a one-off appointment or part of a pregnancy package can be arranged. Patients from outside the UK who plan to return home for a delivery, but who would like to have antenatal care will be charged individually at the time of each outpatient appointment and an optional out of hours emergency cover can be arranged on a pro-rata basis.
Preconception counseling (pre-pregnancy advice) is also available.
If you qualify for insurance cover, please note that usually only a portion is funded by the insurance company and each individual policy will need to be checked and any shortfall will need to be covered by the patient usually within 30 days of your delivery. Bryony’s secretary is happy to deal with insurance companies directly, please provide full details of policy numbers, authorisation or claim numbers and claim forms if they are required.
UK insurance companies do not usually cover private maternity care. In the unusual circumstance that you qualify for cover, only a proportion of the total fee is usually refunded.
As with most private practitioners, private pregnancy care is undertaken on the basis that any fees are settled directly. Thereafter, we will assist you to recover any funds owed to you by the insurance company.