Pregnancy York

Doulas and Independent Midwives

A list of Doulas, Independent Midwives and lactation consultants in York. These people will help you prepare for birth, during labour and post natal too.

Hi, my name is Melody Robinson & I am the founder of ALL THINGS BIRTH & BEYOND.

I am a mum of two & an Advanced Birth & Beyond practitioner (BA Hons. U of W). With a background in nursing and complementary therapies, I have worked with families as a full-spectrum Doula (Doula UK) and childbirth educator since 2005. I am a BFI accredited Breastfeeding Coach, Holistic Sleep Coach (Dip), Reiki Master, trauma-informed Birth & Matrescence Coach and believer in YOU!

At All Things Birth & Beyond, my team & I are committed to promoting and facilitating positive birth and parenting experiences. This drives our continued research into practices and circumstances that impact birthing and early parenting experiences, including birth trauma and perinatal mental health. We know that birthing approaches and resultant situations play an integral role in influencing early childhood development and infant-parent bonding.

We help pregnant women and mothers transition through their new, and ever changing roles, so that they feel fully supported and empowered in their monumental transformation that is motherhood.

“1 in 3 women experience an aspect of becoming a mother as traumatic” (2019).

“43% of [new mothers] met the criteria for clinically relevant depression and 61% met the criteria for anxiety” (2021).

These stats are not OK!!! Book a call and see how we can help. You are not alone.


Our services include:

  • Shared-Care Birth Doula Services
  • Online Programmes & Community
  • Motherhood Mentorship Membership
  • Transformational Breastfeeding Coaching & Lactation Consultancy
  • Birth Trauma Healing & Debriefing Service
  • Accredited Training for Birthworkers & Postnatal Practitioners (aka Doulas)
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I am an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant who has been helping families in the York area for 17 years.

I offer one to one consultations in your own home or mine to work on any infant feeding issues you may have. I also offer a comprehensive tongue function assessment.

I am a qualified Postnatal Doula and can offer ad hoc and regular help. I also offer antenatal breastfeeding sessions, early days sessions, sleep sessions, introducing solid food and returning to work sessions.

To discuss your requirements please contact me for more information.

07702 553650


Hi, I’m Debs. I am an independent midwife covering the whole of Yorkshire and beyond and I offer:

  • family centred, home based and individualised midwifery care in the antenatal and postnatal period
  • one off appointments
  • birth planning sessions
  • breastfeeding support
  • previous birth exploration sessions that might be helpful if you are struggling with negative feelings from a previous birth

Over the last 20+ years my clients have taught me more than I thought I needed to know about being a good midwife, each one in a different way.

I am now even more convinced that a person’s pregnancy, birth and postnatal experience has the potential to be highly transformative, joyful and empowering.

However, I am also deeply conscious of the fact that sometimes pregnancy or birthing a baby can be the catalyst for physical, emotional or spiritual difficulties, and I am committed to walk alongside you through the sometimes hard to navigate muddle that early parenthood can bring.

I always strive to provide you with the information and evidence you need to make the choices that are right for you. See my website for lots of testimonials from happy clients to date.


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York Mother Nurture is a collaboration between Michaela Scott (of Bespoke Botanicals)  and Renni Prelle (of Renni Prelle Complementary Therapies) They have joined forces to expand the support offered to pregnant women and new parents.  As well as ‘hands-on’ services such as:

  • Specialist pregnancy and postnatal massage
  • Maternity reflexology
  • Head, neck and shoulder massage
  • Baby relaxology

They also offer online emotional and practical support and signposting, workshops and self-care advice.  Once Covid 19 restrictions are further lifted they will also be offering ‘Honouring Motherhood’ Days and Day Retreats.

Michaela Scott has been a Medical Herbalist for 12 years and a massage therapist for over 20 years.  She has specialist training in pregnancy massage and is a birth doula.

Renni Prelle has been an experienced Complementary Therapist for over 16 years.  She offers all forms of reflexology (including maternity reflexology), Head, neck and shoulder massage and facial massage as well as workshops in Baby and ToddlerRelaxology

T: 07801 071641 (Michaela)
T: 07940 029672 (Renni)
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Anne Gledhill-Myhill

I’m an acupuncturist, fertility coach and Private Midwife. Offering pregnancy relaxation sessions, hypnobirthing & bespoke birth preparation. Supporting you to regain control of your fertility journey. Acupuncture to optimise natural fertility. Support following miscarriage and pregnancy loss.

‘I had acupuncture in the run up to my induction and it may help prepare your body so things move quicker. Anne Gledhill-Myhill is fantastic and so full of knowledge and advice.’ – RSM, April 19

T: 07973 218344

Birth Bright Doula – Sarah Robinson

I trained and am recognised by Doula UK. I have seven years experience as a professional birth Doula and have supported around seventy families, each with their own unique birth story to tell!

Tel: 07957 753762

Claire Harbottle – Independent Midwife

Independent Midwife covering the whole of Yorkshire offering safe and empowering one to one care. Stand alone clinical visits through to full packages of antenatal, birth and postnatal care. Contact me to chat through your options at any point in your maternity journey or to book a free initial consultation.

T: 07761 910900

Sophie Carr

Sophie is an experienced and recognised birth doula, supporting couples at home and hospital births. She teaches yoga and mindfulness, and is a hypnobirthing and breath coach. As such she specialises in supporting women in using these techniques during birth.

T: 07811 950938

Wild Copper Moon

I have completed my comprehensive ‘Red Tent’ doula training, a course recognised by DoulaUK. As well as this, I have completed an ABM (Association of Breastfeeding Mothers) ‘Introduction to Breastfeeding’ peer supporter course. I also create empowering resources for pregnancy, birth, mother blessings, and moon circles.

T: 07553 423907 (Emi Ralph)

York Doulas

If you are a Doula serving the York area and want to be listed here, please contact us HERE