Felicia, Thomas, Emilia & Flora (the dog)

Felicia, Thomas, Emilia & Flora (the dog)

We simply had a wonderful experience with Jo and Emily and we are forever grateful for the emotional and practical support we got throughout the pregnancy with our daughter and the crucial time afterwards. It was truly one of the best decisions we made in our pregnancy to hire Jo and Emily as our midwifes. We didn’t only receive invaluable advice on every matter of our concern but could also rely on them for explaining and guiding us through NHS procedures and test results that we weren’t able to understand, giving us the peace of mind every first-time parent to-be …

Jules, Dan and baby Theodore

Booking Jo and Emily was the best decision we made during my pregnancy. We do not know what we would have done in those early days as new parents without them. We were apprehensive about the impending arrival of Theodore, as we’d had a very rocky experience with the NHS during my pregnancy. A friend had booked a private midwife for her birth (in London) and suggested we consider the same. I contacted the Riverside Midwives only a few weeks before my due date, and they were amazing from the first contact. During our first discussion, Jo set out what …

Georgina, Ash, & baby Sully

It is completely impossible to articulate the enormity of what Emily and Jo have done for me and for our family. Having experienced a traumatic hospital birth in 2020 I was determined to do things differently with my second pregnancy and birth. I had thoroughly researched HBACs (homebirths after caesareans) and felt confident that it was the right option for me. I attended my NHS booking appointment and was really disappointed on discussing my intentions that it was apparent I was going to be unsupported. Riverside Midwives came highly recommended to me by a friend. I will never forget my …

Sooz, Rollo and baby Kaia

Sooz, Rollo and baby Kaia

I’m not sure the below words can really do justice to just how amazing Jo and Emily have been. After suffering with some miscarriages I was very apprehensive about my pregnancy. Finding Jo and Emily changed everything for the better! Being able to have consistent care via WhatsApp and face to face in my own home allowed me and my husband to relax into our pregnancy and even learn to enjoy it! I cannot recommend Jo and Emily enough. Not only are they truly educated in all areas of pre and post natal care, they go above and beyond to …

Becci,-Joe-&-baby-Casper

Becci, Joe & baby Casper

We were lucky enough to have Emily and Jo gently guide and support us through my first pregnancy, helping us have the most perfect, natural and special home birth we could have ever imagined. I had various wobbles through the pregnancy and their patient and informed support kept me on track, managing worries as they arose to protect my birth experience. We also couldn’t have done without their post natal support once our son was here, helping me with breastfeeding, managing a heat wave and Emily being our most welcome +1 every day whilst in our newborn bubble. I wouldn’t …

Kirti, Hits and baby Kian

Kirti, Hits and baby Kian

If you’re reading this because you’re unsure whether to sign with Jo and Emily then don’t think about it and just do it! It was by far the best decision we ever made. I was unsure whether we needed it but the overworked NHS staff already meant we were on the receiving end of mistakes and weren’t getting the care we needed or liked. Emily and Jo immediately took away all stress and got to know my husband and I and our situation and guided and advised us based on what was right for us. It truly was bespoke care. …

Charlotte & baby Annabelle

Charlotte & baby Annabelle

I had read a lot about home births and we made the decision around half way through my pregnancy to plan to have our baby at home. In order to give us the best chance of a successful home birth, we were keen to have consistency around who was providing our care and getting to know this individual ahead of the big day. We met Emily and Jo and immediately knew that they were the right midwives for us! Emily and Jo are both supportive and pragmatic with their advice. They could answer all of our questions and made us …

Giselle, Dean & baby Sam

My mother gave birth to me at home in South Africa, which was a very rare thing in her day, but it meant I have been fortunate enough to grow up thinking of home birth as the ‘norm’. That, along with the fact that my husband and I are both chiropractors and truly believe in the body’s natural ability to birth without any interference, just reiterated the need for us to be in our happy, homely and comforting space when I gave birth to our first baby. I knew that my body, when healthy and well, would birth my baby …

Felizitas,-Nils-and-baby-Eleonor Riverside Midwives testimonial

Felizitas, Nils and baby Eleonor

My husband and I can’t possibly put into words how wonderful, competent and helpful Jo and Emily are. We had our first child (a baby girl) in May 2021. Since our families do not live in the UK, and with Covid restrictions limiting travel, we could not rely on their help or support in those first weeks and felt the postpartum care provided by the NHS was very limited. Hiring Jo and Emily was genuinely one of the best decisions we made throughout our pregnancy. Jo (our lead midwife) has been the biggest support we could have hoped for. As …

Christina, Johnny & baby Elizabeth Riverside Midwives testimonial

Christina, Johnny & baby Elizabeth

The best decision I probably made during my pregnancy was to appoint Jo and Emily as my independent midwives post birth. Considering how challenging the year was with Covid and not being close to our families, I had a need for consistent and personal care at home, especially the first week after we returned from the hospital. I had a really challenging birth experience, and Emily was a rock to both me and my husband during this time. I really don’t know what we would have done without her! My biggest regret looking back at everything is probably that I …