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About the team

Mr Anoop Rehal, Fetal Medicine Consultant at MUMS provides private the service for private antenatal care and private births. Anoop and the team are fully committed to providing a caring and safe experience for you and your baby which is tailored according to your needs.

During the antenatal period you will be seen regularly at MUMS for a detailed consultation and ultrasound scan. This is followed by a midwifery consultation focusing on health promotion and education. We only perform planned deliveries of Caesarean Section and Induction of Labour. During the delivery process we use the NHS facilities at Birmingham Heartlands NHS Hospital with the support of the hospital staff. Our presence during labour is complimented with the Hospital midwives so you always have someone directly at hand. We do like to deliver the baby ourselves which makes the service something very special.

What are the advantages of using MUMS?

The vast majority of the time the NHS provides good care during pregnancy and delivery. However, sometimes the care cannot fully facilitate or meet your requirements. These requirements may be to have a Consultant you know and trust delivering your baby or facilitating your chosen form of delivery. You will have full 24-hour access, 7 days a week to Anoop to discuss concerns or worries no matter how small they may appear. 

What happens if Anoop is away from the hospital or MUMS?

I can always be contacted through MUMS during office hours. If you are having full private care you will have access to my mobile number for out-of- hours emergencies.

What is the cost?

Please see our pricing table for our options. You remain fully entitled to the NHS elements of your care if you wish to, including blood tests, BP checks or other mainstream treatment such as Anti D for Rhesus negative women. If you wish to have this care with us at MUMS this can be arranged, but will be charged within our fee structure.

The care of your baby after birth is covered within the NHS, even in cases where there is a need for intensive or high dependency care. Similarly any major maternal events can be managed by transferring your care into the NHS system, as this will limit the cost for women who are self funding. Sadly, most UK health insurance policies do not cover the costs for consultants or the hospital, and there is no recognition of the medico-legal costs of private obstetric practice, which represent the majority of the fees paid.

What is the accommodation at the hospital?

The vast majority of the time you will have your own room, some of the rooms have their own private bathroom facilities. However, if there is a very sick NHS patient requiring the room, their medical condition takes precedence over private patient status for the room. There are a total of 8 single rooms in the maternity hospital, and so there is almost always a single room available as the length of stay for most women is 1 to 2 days. This may sometimes mean that you will spend a short time in a bay of 4 prior to being moved into your room, or be asked to move into a bay of 4 from a private room (this is extremely rare).

How do I arrange an appointment?

If you wish to discuss private care, please contact the Practice on 0121 704 2669 or email donna@mums.me.uk. NO REFERRAL IS NECESSARY FROM YOUR GP.

We can liaise with all your NHS providers to inform them of your choice etc if you so wish. You are encouraged to maintain contact with your NHS community midwife.

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We will confirm your appointment by phone or email

Pricing

Private OBS USS and Ante-Natal Consultation £400
Private Delivery including upto a 3 night hospital stay and follow up £17,000
Private Ante natal care/post natal care to include all scans and pathology and bloods and all consultations and emsella pelvic floor strengthening £5,500