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Consultant at the Portland that supports a Natural Birth Plan

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Allison3 Wed 14-Sep-16 12:14:44

Hi, I am pregnant with baby #2. I gave birth to baby #1 at the Portland, but found that my consultant was not very supportive of my hynobirthing/natural birth plan. This became apparent too late and it wasn't a good fit.

Can anyone recommend someone who is supportive of hypnobirthing techniques? Any experience with Claire Mellon or Cathy Roberts specifically? Thanks!!!

LillianFullStop Thu 15-Sep-16 17:41:48

Why don't you opt for their midwife led package instead?

Allison3 Wed 21-Sep-16 13:07:33

Thanks for the repy. I am not eligible for their midwife package, as I had diet controlled GD and a postpartum hemorrhage. I did speak with an independent midwife, who thought those were odd criteria to require consultant-led care, but she is more specialized in home births and with my previous experience I would feel more comfortable in a hospital. So, I am trying to find a more supportive consultant or a private/independent midwife that works regularly in hospitals.

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