Employing me as your Independent Midwife

"I feel certain that without Annie I would not have had such wonderful and positive birth experiences." (mother of 2nd and 3rd babies)

Your needs during your pregnancy, birth and afterwards will be unique to you and the service I offer is to try and meet them. After an initial enquiry by email or telephone, we arrange to meet and spend some time together, exploring your wishes. You can then decide whether I'm the right midwife for you!

I also offer...

Birth Preparation Antenatal Classes for couples planning NHS care, usually a hospital birth. The aim of the course of five 2 hour evening classes is to help couples feel more prepared for the birth of their baby. See Classes for more details.

Birth Preparation sessions for individual couples in their home, tailored to their needs. This might be for a first baby or is often chosen by couples with children who want to discuss a previous birth and who want a “refresher” of breathing etc. This has the added advantage of not needing a babysitter!

I have a Diploma in Professional Studies in Midwifery in Examination of the Newborn Baby, so am qualified and experienced in carrying out your baby’s examination in the first 72 hours to save you making a trip to the hospital after a home birth.

Debriefing session after a baby’s birth, weeks, months or years afterwards, or maybe prior to planning another baby or during pregnancy as memories of a previous birth surface.

Mexican Rebozo Honouring the Mother ceremony using a Rebozo scarf, an ancient rite of passage designed to acknowledge all a woman has given emotionally and physically to her baby through pregnancy, birth and the early weeks. This is traditionally given when baby is 1-3 months old.

"Thank you so very much for your truly holistic approach to us as a whole family – your involvement made the boys' experience so very special and unique." (parents of 3rd baby)