Hi guys, does anyone know anything about private maternity services in London/UK? Also what kind of health insurance is available for maternity cover and how much it covers etc? Just wondering. Thanks!
The NHS offer a very high level of care for premature babies or where there are serious medical issues and if I were in that situation I would definitely be happy to be with the NHS. If you have private care and a complication arises, it's very easy to switch over to NHS - it doesn't mean you can't if you need to.
The NHS have some fantastic midwives working for them, however for an uncomplicated full-term pregnancy and delivery, I think independent midwives have many advantages.
I do agree about the whole NHS thing (and not just cos I work for them! ) I had both my boys on the NHS, one elective C section and one emergency, and I couldn't praise the care we had anymore. Still, it's entirely up to the individual, and if someone had paid for me to have them at the Portland, I would have jumped at the chance! Ha ha!