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 …

Agatha, Brad-and-baby-Sophia Riverside Midwives testimonial

Agatha, Brad and baby Sophia

I came across Emily and Jo completely accidently when I was looking for help due to urinary retention in the first trimester of my pregnancy. Emily answered her mobile at 6am when I was calling frantically to get some help as all private clinics were closed due to Covid. She then advised us what to do. The meeting was a God’s send and thanks to the services the two ladies provided, mine and my husband’s experience of the pregnancy, the birth and the postpartum recovery, was as wonderful as possible given our circumstances. I suffered from severe tokophobia and decided …

Jo, Lewis and Arlo, Riverside Midwives testimonial

Jo, Lewis and baby Arlo

It’s been one year since our baby boy, Arlo, joined our family and we have celebrated the loveliest lockdown birthday with his two big sisters. We consider ourselves to be so fortunate to have been fully supported by Emily throughout all three of our birth journeys; the first two through the NHS and Arlo through Riverside Midwives. When people talk about independent midwives being an investment, what comes to mind initially is an investment throughout pregnancy and the post birth period but I would also add that this investment continues to pay off way beyond this. Having a trusted and …

Baby Rose Riverside Midwives testimonial

Gema, Martin and Baby Rose

My wife and I are older parents and recently had our first child using the services of Riverside Midwives as we wanted to make sure that we had the right support and continuity of care – not least because we were pregnant throughout the COVID pandemic. Emily and Jo were fantastic throughout – providing constant support and information for us to make informed decisions and there have been many times throughout the pregnancy that we were grateful to have retained their services, not least when we had to change our plans at the eleventh hour. There isn’t a price you …