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Baby Bird Midwifery Team logo

Baby Bird Midwifery

Antenatal, Labour & Birth, Postnatal & Feeding Services

07495 415418      info@babybirdmidwiferyteam.co.uk

07495 415418
info@babybirdmidwiferyteam.co.uk


  • Hypnobirthing.

    KG Hypnobirthing is a complete antenatal training programme which is simple, logical & profound. It releases fear & builds confidence in pregnancy & labour.

    KG Hypnobirthing
  • Professional help gives you more.

    More time for mum with the reassurance of a professional midwife to care for your baby.

    professional help
  • Midwifery services in your own home.

    Antenatal & postnatal guidance, active learning and participation in a friendly and supportive environment.

    Antenatal & postnatal guidance
  • Personal, friendly and supportive.

    Gentle guided discussions and practical hands on demonstrations enable you to care for your baby with confidence.

    Personal, friendly and supportive.
  • Just when you need us the most.

    A unique service that is tailor made to fulfil your individual needs including overnight/early hours feeding support.

    feeding support
  • What now?

    Our exclusive support prepares parents within the first few hours of arriving home after the birth.

    exclusive support
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Welcome

Hello! Welcome to Baby Bird Midwifery. I am an experienced and passionate registered midwife providing you a truly exceptional and personal service.  I am registered with FEDANT and the NMC and I am fully insured through Balens to help support your needs.

I support families with my knowledge and hands on teaching, while providing you with the fundamental caring and empowerment elements families need from their midwife. I offer a range of key affordable packages, which can be tailored to meet your needs at the most exciting and crucial journey into parenthood!

I believe parents need continuity of care, non-time restricted support and immediate support when you need it the most by your midwife. This could either on your first day home with your baby or our exclusive hourly / overnight feeding support.

Please browse my website and feel rest assured that support, guidance and compassion is only a click away.


Full list of sessions

What I Offer

  • Birth Preparation Session

  • Daddy Exclusive Session

  • KG Hypnobirthing

  • Feeding Support Session (Breast or Formula) 9am - 7pm

  • Feeding Support Session (Breast or Formula) 7pm - 9am

  • First Days Home Support Session

  • Time for Me Session

  • Postnatal Support Session


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The Areas Covered

This friendly and supportive family focused service is based in Chatteris, additional traveling costs of 50p per mile apply if I am traveling further than 1 hour from Chatteris in Cambridgeshire. Please see AA route finder regarding additional mileage and costs.

Please contact us if you need further details.

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Latest News / Updates

COVID-19 and Pregnancy

Never in modern times have health care professionals alongside the general population globally, seen such uncertain times and dramatic lifestyles changes from a virus that has caused a pandemic of significant illness and deaths of its populations within many counties from around the world.

From reading research and articles from trusted sources in health and especially midwifery publications, the literature produced from data with the overall effects on pregnant women and their unborn babies is limited as a result. This is because there has not been previously a greater population with specific trials to measure the long-term effects over a period to time to evaluate the impact on women’s’ pregnancies and their babies with COVID-19.

COVID-19 is a new strain of the developed coronavirus (SARS-COV-2) and it was initially established in Wuhan, China. There are many other coronavirus strains, such as the ‘common cold’ and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) to name a few, although there are many more (Public Health England) PHE, 2020.

However according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) 2020, they suggest that currently there is no evidence that pregnant women are susceptible to higher risks of severe illness ordinarily than healthy adults within the general population. However, we must consider that this is an ever changing and evolving situation, where guidance and evidence will undoubtably change. It has been noted that there have been differences of how its contaminations has spread within populations in different countries. According to the Royal College of Midwives (RCM), 2020, Most cases of COVID-19 Transmission around the world has been from person to person transmission, although there have been recent cases where society has developed the symptoms where there has been no contact with infected humans. It is suggested by the RCM, (2020) that many pregnant women will develop mild symptoms ranging from the common cold/flu like symptoms to more severe symptoms such as pneumonia, especially if pregnant women already have a long term health conditions (e.g. co-existing significant congenital issues or acquired heart disease) alongside their pregnancies. Although pregnant women come under the sphere of ‘Susceptible’ (a word I prefer using instead of ‘Vulnerable’), due to the changes in their immune systems during pregnancy, making them more likely to be affected by illness; although there is no evidence currently to support this (Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), 2020. Furthermore, they’re recommendations are if you become infected with COVID-19, pregnant women are likely to have little or NO symptoms, from which a full recovery is achievable. However, women are advised to contact NHS 111 or your maternity call helpline number at your local Trusts’ if your symptoms are worsening and signifying a severe chest infection, which acquires further medical assistance (RCOG, 2020).

The RCOG (2020) have recently updated their report for health professionals regarding COVID-19, as it has now been established that vertical transmission (transmission from mother to baby antenatally or during intrapartum) is probable, but the amount of pregnancies affected and the outcomes to the neonate is yet to be conclusive. The case reports in China outlined a lack of evidence was seen from the virus in amniotic fluid, cord blood, neonatal throat swabs, placenta swabs, genital fluid and breastmilk samples have all proved negative from infected mothers. According to the Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services (AIMS, 2020) analysing the RCOG, 2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in pregnancy, 2020. it is established that there is no increased risk from current evidence that COVID-19 increases the risk of miscarriage or birth anomalies if a mother has the viral disease. In China there was limited case studies that could be determined from research the commonality of a fetus being infected while in the womb and the effects on the baby after birth.

For pregnant women considering a waterbirth, there has been no evidence that COVID-19 spreads through pools, however essential maintenance and disinfection (e.g. chlorine and bromine) should remove and stop the virus that causes COVID-19 (Waterbirth.Org, 2020).

I hope my publication from established and credible evidenced based sources currently answers some impending questions you may have. However, Due to the ever changing affects/guidance/safety measures/supplies/government advice I would suggest that women can follow various high quality research/advice via the links I have supplied, instead of supplying continuous updated guidance within my news real, as this is an ever evolving medical pandemic and I want all pregnant women and their families to receive the most current and accurate publications at the time of reading while being safe.

If you would like to discuss COVID-19 further and the care I can provide you at this time, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I am still offering all private midwifery care including homebirth & waterbirths combined with the safety measures currently put in place by UK Birth Centres.

Please stay safe at home and informed with evidenced based research.

Kindest Regards and Best Wishes.
Claire Stemp (BSC Hons First Class Midwifery)
All text above is copyright to Claire Stemp, 01/4/2020

Sources:

AIMS, 2020. Coronavirus

Public Health England, 2020. Wuhan Novel Coronavirus Epidemiology Virology and Clinical Features

RCM, 2020. Advice For Pregnant Women

RCOG, 2020. 28/03/2020 Covid19 Pregnancy Guidance

Waterbirth International, 2020. Keeping Waterbirth Safe During COVID-19

WHO, 2020. Q & A - Covid-19, Pregnancy, Childbirth & Breastfeeding