An independent midwife is a fully qualified midwife who has chosen to work outside the NHS in a self-employed capacity. Often working in partnership with other independent midwives, an independent midwife gives care to a woman and her family throughout a pregnancy and the same midwife cares for the woman as she births her baby and supports the family afterwards. (Source www.imuk.org.uk)
Doulas provide continuous support for the whole family through pregnancy, birth and the early days of parenthood. Filling a role that new mothers and families have always needed, we are there to listen, give confidence and not judge. Offering flexible, practical and emotional support we work in women’s own homes as well as in hospitals throughout the UK. Doulas are usually experienced women who have completed some basic training. We do not offer clinical skills and are not medically trained. (Source https://doula.org.uk/)
We provide guidance, support and information through pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthood. We offer:
Sarah: 07909 545484 / Kirsten: 07825 727126/ Charlotte: 07920 774705
I work as an Independent Midwife offering comprehensive midwifery care, before, during and after the birth of your baby. I also offer a wide range of complementary services, both during pregnancy and after birth to help keep you healthy and welcome your little one to the world, including:
Sarah – 07720 571620
I have been a midwife since 1989 and have worked in Oxford, my hometown, ever since I qualified. I am happy to do homebirths, water-births and vaginal births after caesarean (VBAC). Based in Summertown and prepared to travel up to an hour from Oxford.
I also run aquanatal classes. The sessions consist of 1 hour in the water, followed by time to talk over tea and biscuits. Tuesdays 7.00-9.00pm at Ferry Leisure Centre (learner pool).
Meg – 0777 429 1345
Qualified massage therapist and doula based in Wolvercote offering:
07970 083 095
A recognised doula since 2012, serving south Oxfordshire (Oxford, Wantage, Didcot, Abingdon, Wallingford, and all the towns and villages in between). Call Kristel Rees on 07507 679 998.
Qualified midwife since 1989. Based in Oxford and willing to travel up to an hour. Call 07946 392728.
Lou and Frances offer a range of private midwife services to expectant mothers in Oxford and Gloucestershire. Services offered:
We are independent midwives who support families in Oxfordshire on their journey through pregnancy, birth and beyond.
· Hypnobirthing – group and one on one sessions available
· Antenatal birth consultation – debrief, discuss preferences for during birth and afterwards.
· One on one breastfeeding preparation.
· Home breastfeeding support.