Testimonials and Birth Stories

What families are saying.

Kelly, Alex and baby Ottilie

The moment I met Emily, I knew this was going to be a very different birth journey. Emily was my midwife for my third baby. Having the same midwife for every single visit makes such a difference, you really feel like she understands you ...

Heather and baby Elsie

Being a first-time mum I was naturally unsure about what to expect from birth. But Emily, from the word go, made me feel relaxed and in control. No question was ever silly and I knew I was in safe hands. I had a great pregnancy and even ...

Louise, Paul, Edison and baby Ada

Louise I first met Jo at a particularly low point in my first pregnancy, I was struggling as I desperately wanted a home birth and came up against a few obstacles with the NHS. I must point out I am a big fan of the NHS, but sadly on thi...

Wendy and baby Sebastian

Emily was my midwife for the birth of my 3rd child. It was without a doubt, the best experience I have had with regards to support and care from a midwife. From the start, Emily was completely supportive of my choices. She made sure that...

Suzy, Dale and baby Holly

Suzy I think it’s common for every mum-to-be to Google every step of her pregnancy. However, when it came to feeling confident and comfortable about my labour path when asked by the midwife at my antenatal appointments, I felt overwhel...

Elizabeth, Mark, Max and Alexander

Elizabeth, Mark, Max and Alexander

Alexander’s birth was a wonderful experience, way beyond our highest hopes and it was the expertise and incredible support of Riverside Midwives that made it possible. We have had such a calm and enjoyable start to life as a family of ...

Poornima

I was a very anxious mother to be and having Joanna as my midwife was a great comfort. She very patiently answered my billion questions. She was always available when I needed to talk, ask her advice, and needed her to come to hospital w...

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 ...

Emily, Jimmy and baby Olivia

In truth I find it hard to articulate what Emily’s care has meant to us. Never in my life have I experienced or even witnessed such nurturing, intuitive and dedicated care. Pre-pregnancy, I don’t know that I had thought too hard abou...

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 a...

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...

Christina, Johnny & baby Elizabeth

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...

Felizitas, Nils and baby Eleonor

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...

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Whether you are experiencing birth for the first or fifth time, however and wherever you plan to give birth, we offer calm, safe, continuity of care from the start of your journey, through to the arrival of your baby and beyond.

This allows us to build strong, trusting relationships with the families we support.

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