"Towards a
Positive Birth"

Valerie Gommon
BA (Hons) Woman's Health, RM
Independent Midwifery

"A complete midwifery service, designed to meet your needs"



and Birth Stories


Services Offered:

Pre-conception Consultation – From £50

I offer a one-off session to discuss any concerns you may have when planning a baby.

Antenatal Consultation – From £50

I am very happy to offer a one-off consultation during which we can explore your options either within the NHS or through Independent care. (If you go on to book me as your midwife the fee paid will be deducted from the final bill.)

Birth Preparation

I am happy to offer either group or individual birth preparation sessions which can be tailored to your needs.

Postnatal Support

I can provide one-off or continuing postnatal support, for example to support breastfeeding or any other issues you may have.

Birth Debrief

I am happy to meet with you to discuss any birth experience (no matter how long ago) if you wish to go over what happened and why; perhaps before planning a future pregnancy.

Full Independent Midwifery Care - £3,500

The price reflects the professional care that you receive and remains the same regardless of when in your pregnancy you book me.

A £500 deposit is payable upon booking, and the balance is payable by the 36th week of your pregnancy.

Flexibility is offered; for example monthly payments can be discussed.

I predominantly attend women choosing to give birth at home, however if you choose to give birth in hospital, I can be with you in early labour (perhaps keeping you at home longer) and then we can go together to your hospital of choice or I will remain with you as a supporter or advocate until your baby is born and you are settled - or indeed I can accompany you back home.

Antenatal care will be undertaken at a frequency, time and place to suit your needs and can arrange for any blood tests, scans and referrals you choose. I am happy to liaise with any complementary therapists you may wish to use.

I believe preparation for childbirth to be vitally important, and together (including any birth supporters you may wish to be present) we will prepare for the birth of your baby. With good preparation, you will know when it is time to have me attend you, however from 37 weeks I will be on call 24 hours a day.

Usually I will remain with you for 2 or 3 hours after the birth of your baby and will continue to provide postnatal care and support on an individual basis for up to 28 days.

I have a comprehensive selection of books, videos and equipment that I am willing to lend.


Area Covered


I am based near in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
(near to Milton Keynes) and
am happy to travel
within approximately
one hour of my home


Photo by Kate Hampton



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