Your labour and birth are YOURS and yours alone. We know and recognise when to sit back and watch as you rock your birth, and we know when we need to pull out the pom poms and give you extra support.

Covid-19 and State of Maternity Update

Coronavirus has many strains. Some cause a common cold whilst others cause SARS. A new strain (Covid-19) developed in Wuhan, China, and has now led to a global pandemic. This strain is highly contagious. Whilst most people infected will develop mild symptoms, or symptoms of flu, some will develop acute, or severe respiratory difficulties. In order to try and contain and manage the situation, many countries have imposed a variety of restrictions. These are changing daily, and as such specific guidance, on self-isolation groups is not included here.

We aim to provide some information to Private Midwives clients and staff during this very challenging and continually changing time. However, please refer to the latest information from the Department of Health, as this is updated daily as the pandemic evolves.

Care Packages


Thank you for considering using Your Neighbourhood Midwives for your pregnancy journey.  With the current demands from the Covid-19 pandemic, we are receiving an unprecedented number of calls and enquiries from women seeking alternative antenatal care, postnatal care and home births outside of the NHS. We are doing all we can to assist as many as we safely can at this very challenging time.

We currently have no space/availability to offer ANY support for births which are due in April.  If you are due to give birth later in the year please contact us with the area you live, the hospital you are booked at and the estimated date your baby is due.

Please bear in mind it may take us a little while to respond to enquiries as we are also still providing midwifery care to women and their families.

We are booking up very quickly and have VERY limited availability. We do however work very closely with a network of other private midwives and so if we are unable to help on this occasion we may be able to put you in touch with other midwifes who may have availability.

If you have made an enquiry and have been told a place is available at that time, if you wait and confirm a few days later that you want to go ahead, then that space may no longer be available. We cannot ‘hold a place’ – we are helping as many women as we can whilst maintaining a safe service.

Your Neighbourhood Midwives - Amazonian - Classic Care Package
Your Neighbourhood Midwives - Goddess - Mini Care Packages
Your Neighbourhood Midwives - Warrior - Antenatal & Postnatal Care Packages
Your Neighbourhood Midwives - Queen - Postnatal Care Package
Your Neighbourhood Midwives - As the Midwife - Support Information Package
Your Neighbourhood Midwives - Your Hypnobirthing Midwife - Hypnobirthing Classes & Packages
Your Neighbourhood Midwives - Independent Midwives in South London

About Us

Tess and Leonie are private midwives in South London, aka Your Neighbourhood Midwives, who met whilst training at Kings College University. Along with some other midwives, they formed a close bond forged through the years of a tough degree, helping each other to juggle raising their respective families whilst learning the world of medical lingo, research, information, night shifts, day shifts, and of course, essays and dissertations.

Once qualified they secured jobs in different NHS Trusts in South London, and both worked in all areas of maternity and midwife care. Whilst they both loved working in their communities and being part of the NHS, they each felt a bit out of place – a disconnect, like ‘square pegs trying to fit into round holes’ – with the tight restrictions, they deeply felt the frustrations of not always being able to put women’s needs ahead of the institution’s needs.  Throughout it all they both remained close friends, meeting up regularly to debrief, discuss and drink tea!

Your Neighbourhood Midwives - Parent & Baby Awards
Your Neighbourhood Midwives - LUXLife certificate
KGH - the home of hypnobirthing

Private Midwives in South London