Siobhan founded Cambridge Midwives in 2006.
Siobhan started her career caring for labouring women in California. After returning to England, she completed her midwifery degree at Cambridge University and subsequently worked on busy delivery units and in postnatal and community settings in Cambridgeshire.
Siobhan has been married for 29 years, has three adult daughters –including twins – and is the proud grandmother of Jasper. Siobhan’s daughter gave birth to Jasper at home in a pool with Siobhan as her midwife.
Siobhan feels passionate about empowering women through a positive pregnancy, birth and postnatal experience. She has extensive experience supporting women who have chosen to give birth at home, both as an NHS community midwife and as an independent midwife. It has been important to Siobhan, throughout her midwifery career to support women, whether they are experiencing a high or low risk pregnancy, as she believes continuity of carer to be vital in ensuring a good pregnancy and birth experience.
Siobhan was awarded the accolade ‘Community midwife of the year’ in the British Journal of Midwifery Practice Awards 2013 and more recently, Birthplace Matters ‘Homebith Midwife of the Year 2016’.
Sarah joined Cambridge Midwives after working alongside Siobhan Taylor. She has spent the last three years working in the community and both midwife and consultant led units of a busy hospital. These experiences helped Sarah recognise the importance of continuity of care and the role of midwives in guarding the normal physiological process of birth.
Sarah lives in central Cambridge with her husband having brought up her now adult children. After reading history at Cambridge University, a brief career in fashion buying followed, alongside normal parental taxi, advice and homework duties…
Sarah subsequently gained a First Class midwifery degree, finding through her training an excitement and passion supporting women through one of the most transformative experiences life can bring. Sarah supports a holistic and individualised approach to the childbearing continuum, making the woman and her partner the focus of her practice, promoting and protecting normal birth and the woman’s right to experience such normalcy. Sarah is especially keen to support the transition to parenthood by thorough antenatal advice and preparation, and postnatally, by establishing breastfeeding and creating links with the wider community.
Becky Talbot – Doula
Hello, my name is Becky and I live in central Cambridge with my husband, James. Three of our five children still live at home with us,
and my youngest child was born at the Rosie in 2009. The older two have now flown the nest and began families of their own (I have two wonderful grandchildren. In my personal experiences through motherhood I discovered that being supported and nurtured through my pregnancies empowered me to make choices that were right for me and my family whether that be highly medicalised, or home birth, both of which I have had. I have also worked outside the home in Sex and Relationship Education and supporting young people within the education system. At my children’s school I volunteer with Forest School and Gardening club. I love my allotment and spend any spare time that I have there.
I am a Recognised Birth Doula and trained with Developing Doulas in 2013, working in Cambridgeshire, Huntingdon and sometimes beyond. I
have a real passion for supporting women and their families . What is most important to me is that you feel confident informed and nurtured through the process of planning your birth, the birth itself, and that special time after your baby has arrived.I have supported many different types of families including homebirths, births after caesarean and waterbirths. My philosophy is that if a woman experiences a quiet, calm and nurturing environment, she is most likely to feel positive about her experience, however the baby is born. The calming presence of having your own doula alongside you, who you know and trust, gives reassurance and benefit to you and your partner however you choose to birth.
I am a member of Doula UK and Cambridgeshire Doulas.I co-run Cambridge Birth Choices, a free drop in group that provides emotional support and practical suggestions for pregnant women in Cambridgeshire.I am experienced in supporting, VBAC, Water-birth, Hypnobirth, Cesarian, Active birth, And have attended many training sessions and Workshops on Attachment, Rebozo, Birthing for Blokes, Pregnancy Massage, Waterbirth, Hypnobirthing, closing the bones, active birth, birth rights, Breastfeeding, early parenting, my training is ongoing and I aim to stay updated and current in my knowledge and practice.