Independent midwifery is the gold standard of midwifery care. I offer one-to-one care for women, through their pregnancy and birth and postnatally.
My care is client-centred – my role is to keep the mother and baby safe and protect and promote the normal natural process of birth. Every birth, and every woman and her family, are unique and deserve to be treated as such – pregnancy and birth are a beautiful and spiritual time, and having a midwife whom you know and trust has been shown to lead to substantially better outcomes for mother and baby.
I am passionate in my belief in women’s power and capacity to birth and in women’s right to make their own informed choices. I bring a range of holistic health skills to support women, including homeopathy, hypnobirthing, acupuncture, reflexology, rebozo and massage. I have undertaken Advanced Midwifery training at the world renowned Farm Midwifery Centre created by Ina May Gaskin (author of Spiritual Midwifery and Guide to Childbirth). Clients may book antenatal care, postnatal care, breastfeeding advice, birth preparation, and birth care at home or advocacy in hospital, as part of a full care package.
Investing in your birth can be the most important choice you make – contact me for a no-obligation chat.
Continuity of care
Longer antenatal and postnatal appointments
Expertise in normal & home births
Informed choices as you transition into parenthood
Independent and by your side midwifery
What is an independent Midwife?
An independent midwife is a midwife in every sense, full qualified with experience but working outside of the NHS in a direct to parent capacity.
What services does an independent midwife offer?
Like the NHS midwives they offer the same antenatal and postnatal clinical assessments. All the usual urine testing and blood presure monitoring. Plus postnatally lots of helpful and caring information, so things like help with baby feeding, post birth care and of course making sure mum and baby are doing well.
What are the benefits of independent midwifery?
It’s really all about continuity of care. You have a midwife on call 24/7 with your appointments being offered with far greater flexibility around you, that includes evenings and weekends. Plus appointment times are longer giving you the care and support you need, when you need it.
Where do independent midwives work?
The short answer is where you need them, they can support in hospital births or at home births depending on your personal preference.
MY SELF-HELP GUIDE BOOKS
Drawing on a wealth of experience, gained from over a decade of running a specialist clinic with co-author Anne Hope, my books cover two of the topics on which clients most often seek my help: fertility problems, and issues relating to the menopause