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.

Every birthing person should have information and support to experience birth and parenthood in the way that they choose

My name is Mel and All Things Birth & Beyond is here to provide a safe & trusted organisation for you to access any service that you could possibly want or need in preparing for and welcoming your baby into the world.

Having a baby is about so much more than just Labour & Birth, & there are many moments along the journey where support can make all the difference.

Our services are designed to provide exactly that tailored support, from engaging in empowered online programmes to hiring a Doula, establishing optimal feeding, getting to grips with new-born sleep, postnatal recovery, & even meal delivery or pamper packages for the 4th trimester when self-care & healing is so vitally important.

Postnatal support, especially if your birth has not gone to plan, can make all the difference in your physical & emotional recovery. We offer a bespoke Birth Trauma Recovery service that considers your unique experience & supports you in your wellbeing journey.

Your wellness is our priority


Our services include:
Shared-Care Birth Doula Services
Online Programmes & Community
Motherhood Mentorship
Transformational Breastfeeding Coaching & Lactation Consultancy
Holistic Sleep Coaching
Women’s Health Physiotherapy
Birth Trauma Healing & Debriefing Service
Accredited Training for Birth Workers & 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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If you’re pregnant, or would like some help with your new baby, I can be there for you. Caring for a new-born can be exhausting, overwhelming, and even frightening, but the right kind of support makes a huge difference (which is why I love doing this). Whether you are struggling with a specific issue, or just need an extra pair of hands and someone to talk to, I can provide flexible support shaped around YOU.  Including:

  • One-to-one antenatal meetings to prepare for birth, and your baby’s arrival!
  • Pregnancy and birth support
  • Practical, hands-on help caring for your baby
  • Breastfeeding/bottle feeding support
  • Holding the baby while you sleep or enjoy some time to yourself
  • Helping you adjust, relax and recover from the birth
  • Providing home cooked meals and doing light housework
  • Listening actively to your concerns, and sharing unbiased, evidence-based information

As a mentored Birth and Postnatal Doula, I provide continuity-of-care to families across Yorkshire.  My goal is to be here for you every step of the way, offering practical and emotional support, and nurturing your confidence in your own parenting.

To find out more just drop me a line.  I offer an initial 30-minute meeting free of charge.

07572 798744
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York Mother Nurture recognises that pregnancy, childbirth and becoming a mother are some of the most profound and meaningful experiences of adulthood and we are passionate about supporting and nurturing women, educating and empowering them to have a positive experience. As well as ‘hands-on’ services such as specialist pregnancy and postnatal massage, head, neck and shoulder massage and collaborations to offer maternity reflexology and baby and toddler relaxology we offer online emotional and practical support and signposting, workshops and self-care advice.  Once Covid 19 restrictions are lifted we will also be re-offering our ‘Honouring Motherhood’ days and day retreats.

Michaela Scott who set up York Mother Nurture 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.

T: 07801 071641 (Michaela)
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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

SeBeau Health Visiting

Yorkshire’s only Independent Health Visiting service. We offer a private, individualised service that provides support for the whole family from pregnancy, through to babies first steps and beyond. We offer a unique antenatal class, as well as weaning and family first aid classes. We can provide individual support and advice too.

T: 07368616496

Wild Copper Moon

Currently closed

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