Private midwives are fully qualified, registered midwives who have undergone the same level of midwifery education and training as their NHS colleagues. The difference is simply that we have chosen to provide care outside of the NHS giving women and their families one-to-one, women-centred care. As experts in providing care, we are able to recognise any deviation from the normal and can refer appropriately should this be required.

I can wholeheartedly say that my homebirth was magical and that was all down to having Siobhan by my side. From the moment we met, Siobhan felt like a good friend – I could talk to her about anything. Siobhan is caring, fun, personable, knowledgeable, a true professional and always at the end of the phone. As a first-time mother, pregnancy is fear of the unknown. It can be a time of stress and deep concerns for you and your partner. Siobhan reassured us and removed all those fears at every step – the months leading up to the big event, during the birth and, just as importantly, the weeks after.