Private Maternity Care London
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Consultant-Led Maternity Care in London
An expectant couple expects the best maternity care service is being provided to them. Expecting a baby is one of life’s most thrilling experiences. Mr Kunde and his team of professional midwives are committed to ensuring that pregnancy and childbirth is a truly positive and rewarding experience for the couple, by complementing top-class medical care with sensitivity, comfort and compassion.
Couples wishing to have their baby under the care of Mr Kunde can choose to have their pregnancy care and delivery either at the Westminster Maternity Suite in St Thomas' Hospital or The Portland Hospital. Thus, you have the choice of two reputed private maternity care units in London with access to world-class medical facilities.
Mr Kunde’s pregnancy care package in London is designed for those couples who prefer to see a consultant obstetrician for one-to-one care throughout pregnancy.
Mr Kunde will advise you on all aspects of your antenatal care and delivery. This will include information about all types of birth from normal deliveries through to caesarean section that will help you to make an informed choice depending on how your pregnancy is progressing.
Some mothers discover late in their pregnancy that they require a caesarean section for medical reasons. For example, the baby may be in breech position and a caesarean section may be necessary for safe delivery of your baby. If you have health insurance, then your delivery may be covered by your insurance. Mr Kunde is registered as a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist with all major healthcare insurance companies. He accepts late bookings and would be able to deliver your baby under your medical insurance policy.
Mr Kunde works with senior and experienced midwives who will care for you in labour. The midwives will also provide continued support after delivery with breastfeeding and care of your baby.
Mr Kunde provides high-quality antenatal care which is in keeping with the recommendation of the National Institute of Clinical Excellence. Mr Kunde works closely with experienced midwives and provides a holistic antenatal care in pregnancy. The appointments are available during working hours as well as in the evenings. In addition, Mr Kunde offers support over the telephone in between the scheduled appointments should the need arise.
The antenatal appointment lasts for about 30 minutes. At each visit, Mr Kunde will do a thorough assessment of the mother's health and baby's well-being. This includes a general enquiry about any symptoms, blood pressure check, urine check, checking the weight if requested and an assessment of the baby to check the position of the baby and heart rate. An ultrasound scan is always performed to assess the baby's well-being. If the mother has any pre-existing medical issue that needs specialist input from a physician then a referral will be made to an obstetric physician who has the expertise to treat medical conditions in pregnancy.
The frequency of antenatal visits depends on how the pregnancy is progressing and the care is tailored to suit individual requirements. The booking appointment is the first antenatal appointment. If this appointment is before 12 weeks of pregnancy then a viability scan will be offered. Blood tests are performed at booking and then at 28 weeks. You will be given information about the blood tests before taking the blood samples. Some women have the tests on the NHS if they have already attended a booking appointment and these results can be accepted to limit the costs.
Subsequent appointments are offered as follows:
Every 4 weeks from booking appointment - 28 weeks of pregnancy
Every 2 week from 28 weeks - 36 weeks
Every week from 36 weeks until delivery
Some women travel during pregnancy for business or leisure and a fit to fly letter will be provided on request. Mr Kunde will discuss your birth plan with you at 34 weeks and a detailed plan for the delivery will be made in accordance with your wishes.
The costing of pregnancy care and delivery package depends on when the care starts and the type of delivery that the woman wishes to have.
PAIN RELIEF IN LABOUR
Mr Kunde will discuss pain relief in labour with you during your antenatal appointment. If you wish, Mr Kunde will arrange for you to meet a consultant anaesthetist prior to delivery to discuss epidural analgesia in labour. Mr Kunde works with a team of anaesthetists who specialise in providing pain relief in labour and you will be able to discuss your needs with one of the doctors in the team.
CARE OF THE BABY
All babies born at the Westminster Maternity Suite and The Portland Hospital receive a full examination by a consultant neonatologist prior to discharge from the hospital. If you wish to have ongoing care for the baby privately, you will have the opportunity to discuss this with the doctor.
It is important that the mother and the baby continue to get the support in the postnatal period after they are discharged home from the hospital. After discharge from the hospital, you and the baby will be checked by the community midwife and the health visitor at your home.
Mr Kunde also works with a team of professional midwives who provide postnatal care for mothers at home and support for breastfeeding. If you feel the need for additional support, Mr Kunde will be able to arrange for one of these midwives to attend to your needs at home.