Our Philosophy of Care
We provide one to one, private and personalised midwifery care for women across Yorkshire, during pregnancy, birth and beyond. We are passionate about forming close relationships with the women in our care, thus leading to improved safety and satisfaction outcomes. We respect your choices, preferences and individuality and aim to leave you feeling positive and empowered.
What is an Independent Midwife?
An independent midwife is on call for the women she cares for 24/7, from the beginning of pregnancy until 6 weeks after their birth offering evidence-based, individualised care throughout. Antenatal appointments usually take place in a woman’s own home, are unhurried and allow for all aspects of physical and emotional wellbeing to be supported.
Although there can be no guarantees in birth, choosing an independent midwife as your caregiver does increase your chances of a ‘normal’ physiological birth and independent midwives have become very experienced in areas of childbirth that within the NHS are usually dealt with by obstetric management including Breech, Twins and Vaginal Birth After Caesarean (VBAC).
Meet the Midwives
* All listed midwives work on a self employed basis. You will have one midwife who provides the majority of your care and a second midwife allocated to provide backup.
'Sarah was fantastic with my anxiety about my previous 2 c-sections and very encouraging and positive about supporting my wish to have a homebirth. In the end I chose to have my baby by section just before 41 weeks but afterwards and for the following 6 weeks Sarah was there with constant support, breastfeeding help (I would not have fed as long as I did without her full help and support!) and being there at the drop of a hat despite being pregnant at the time herself. Highly recommend Sarah and the service she provides. It is completely invaluable and I wish it was the norm for every mother!'
'I was feeling lost within a system that didn’t seem to be working for me. Sarah helped me work out which parts of the care I was being offered felt right and which didn’t feel relevant. It was so refreshing being supported to come to my own decisions rather than feeling pressured into doing something that someone else thought was right.'
‘Pip was an amazing support to us both throughout our pregnancy. As first time parents, we were always given great information no matter how small or basic the question. When we found out our baby girl was breech at 36 weeks, Pip clearly talked us through all of our options and gave us the tools to manage the hospital birth in the best way possible for us. Having been prepared by Pip, when our little one decided to come early we were able to fully enjoy her birth by caesarean section. We feel extremely lucky to have had her personal support, without it we would not have been so well prepared for our journey or had such a positive birth experience.’
'Our appointments were like nothing we’d experienced in our previous pregnancies. They were never rushed, they included the whole family and they left us feeling so excited and so well prepared to meet our baby. Our birth was a wonderful experience and I felt really well cared for and supported.'
'It couldn't be clearer that Sarah & Pip genuinely care about the women they work with and want them to have the best possible experience of pregnancy and childbirth. They were open to discussing my worries and preferences and were very knowledgeable whenever I had questions (both before and after birth). Both are such a kind, calming presence and I feel safe in their hands.'
'Sarah was my midwife throughout my first pregnancy and under her care I felt safe and confident enough to have a home waterbirth. It was the most amazing experience of my life and one which wouldn’t have been possible without Sarah. Thank you, thank you, thank you!'