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.

Impact On Pregnancy

Pregnant women are in the “moderate risk” category and considered clinically vulnerable. If pregnant women become very unwell due to Covid, this is more likely to happen later in pregnancy. There is some emerging evidence that the risk of still birth may also be a little higher. Women should be vigilant with precautions, particularly after 28 weeks of pregnancy. Vertical transmission from mother to baby before birth is possible. When this happens, the baby normally recovers well. There is no evidence of Covid causing miscarriage or problems with baby’s development.

Care Packages

Your Neighbourhood Midwives - Amazonian - Classic Care Package
Your Neighbourhood Midwives - Goddess - Mini Care Packages
Your Neighbourhood Midwives - Queen - Postnatal Care Package
Your Neighbourhood Midwives - Warrior - Antenatal & Postnatal Care Packages
Your Neighbourhood Midwives - Other services
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