During the COVID-19 Pandemic:
During these uncertain times I am still able to offer tongue-tie assessment and division
at my clinic only (no home visits I'm afraid).
Please refer to the 'Book online!' tab for details, please accept my apologies for any inconvenience caused.
I am unable to offer: Home visits, Free mini Consults or in-person Baby Massage/Infant Yoga classes.
Please visit www.d-restricted.co.uk for online classes or the 'E-Courses' tab above for online:
'Baby Massage', 'Infant Yoga', 'Introducing Solids', 'Breastfeeding' and 'Tongue-Tie Information' courses.
Booking Your Appointment
(For infants upto one year old only)
Appointments are now held in two stages to try to reduce the risk of contact and cross contamination during the COVID-19 crisis. Both stages are usually held on the same day-please see
.below for details
PLEASE READ THE APPOINTMENT ARRANGEMENTS BELOW:
You may also find this electronic download of a leaflet useful, from the ATP
(Association of Tongue-Tie Practitioner's):
Please refer to the 'Cancellations and Refunds' Policy prior to confirming your appointment by clicking on the link or through the 'Considerations' tab above.
Appointment 1 (TONGUE TIE 1) :
Online 'Zoom' video call or Telephone call
This is the online consultation appointment.
This may only proceed following the receipt of the 'Health Questionnaire' which must be completed in advance of this appointment. I recommend this is done at the same time as your appointment booking, preferably within 2 hours of booking.
This can be done as a telephone or 'Zoom' consultation-do NOT arrive at the clinic for this. This is bookable ONLINE and you pay for both 'Appointment 1&2' at the time of the online booking. It covers the measures required to ensure minimum contamination of COVID-19, what to bring with you to your face:face appointment, discuss risks of the procedure and answer any questions or concerns that either of us have; and is expected to last upto 30 minutes.
Should a physical tongue function assessment be considered beneficial with view to division, this will be done at 'Appointment 2'. This will be arranged with you during 'Appointment 1'.
Consent, aftercare and risks for a potential division are discussed. You are unable to book your date of division without prior discussion with me as I will need to 'triage' your individual case to limit unnecessary exposure. Should your little one need a frenulotomy (tongue-tie division), I will provide you with potential dates/times for you to choose and then book this on your behalf whilst talking to you on the phone (with email confirmation). If your infant has not received Vitamin K at birth by injection, or at least 2 of the 3 oral doses, please contact me before arranging your appointment. Home Visits are not currently available.
PLEASE make it clear on your booking if you would like me to arrange a Zoom consultation or if you would prefer a telephone call, as the appointment system automatically generates/assumes Zoom.
Appointment 2 (TONGUE TIE 2) :
CLINIC LOCATION: WARWICKSHIRE/LEICESTERSHIRE BORDER (CV13 0HX)
This is the assessment and potential division of a tongue-tie. Only the mother and baby may attend inside the clinic, again this is to reduce exposure and cross-contamination, and social distancing measures will be adhered to. A supporting partner/adult may wait outside of the clinic preferably in the car, there is a large recreational area close to the clinic if preferred. Please wait in your vehicle until I call you through (phone) or you see me at the door, so that you are not at additional risk by touching door handles or in close proximity of other clients. On arrival, I will meet you at the door wearing full PPE and you will be provided use of handgel, you will also be provided with one disposable mask for use during this appointment. Government guidance recommends that all patients attending health clinics/venues must wear a mask or face covering for the duration of the whole appointment from 15/06/2020. Please bring a blanket/towel, the Red Health Book and a muslin square/bib (& milk if bottle feeding). Please dress your little one in something light such as a babygrow that incorporates foldover hand-mitts are ideal. This appointment is expected to last upto 30 minutes.
The £195.00 fee includes weekly follow-up communications for as long as you wish
(via text message only. face:face follow-up may incur a charge).
*My aim is that those who have 'Appointment 1' in a morning slot, will be offered 'Appointment 2' the same afternoon (although this cannot be set in stone as it may not be convenient for some).
UPFRONT FEES=£195.00 paid online at point of booking Appointment 1, and is for both appointments combined:-
£95.00 (£30.00 of which is booking fee and is non-refundable should you cancel this appointment as per cancellation policy below). If 'Appointment 2 is not required, I will refund £100.00 of your original fee.
If following physical assessment I am unable to offer the division, declined, or not necessary, then I will refund £70.00 of the remaining fees to you (FEE: £95.00 appointment 1+ £30.00 assessment=£125.00 REFUND: £70.00)
These can only be arranged with D.Warren directly, please ring me if you have any questions.
Thank you for your co-operation!
Tongue Tie Division Appointments
HOME VISIT BOOKINGS CAN CURRENTLY ONLY BE ARRANGED BY TELEPHONE WITH ME ON 07910608179.
A Home Visit is charged with mileage at 50p per mile (round trip)within 40 mile radius. (calculated from
CV13 0HX using http://www.theaa.com/route-planner/index.jsp as the guidance tool). Appointment times for home visits are a guide only, I will do my very best to stick to these times but I must allow for unexpected traffic and travel issues.
For appointments outside of this range please contact me to discuss via 07910608179 so I can cater for travelling time adjustments.
The total cost also includes weekly follow-up communications until you have met your feeding goals. (face to face appointments would incur a charge).
Should you wish to find an alternative practitioner, please view the directory for NHS and Private Practitioner options at: www.tongue-tie.org.uk
In advance of a home-visit, please also complete your online 'Health Questionnaire' (found on drop-down menu of the 'BOOK ONLINE' tab)
Some of the uncomfortable symptoms a restrictive tongue-tie may display in your baby, could be relieved with the assistance of baby massage . . .
© DIANA WARREN IBCLC, RGN