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Choosing A Private Midwife

Neighbourhood Midwives Independent Collective!

An amazing group of like minded independent midwives who provide complete continuity of care and support each other so that you have complete peace of mind.

We cover all of London and areas around Southampton, Hampshire and M3 corridor.

Keeping the Neighbourhood Midwives dream alive.

Full care packages, ante and postnatal only and postnatal only. Home and hospital birth.

Fully insured!
For general enquiries try 07956418586,

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postnatal guidance at home

Postnatal guidance at home is the care of the woman and her baby during the period from birth to approximately 6 weeks postnatal. It is focused on the health, wellbeing and recovery of the woman and the health, well being and development of the baby. One cannot be considered in isolation to the other and the transition of the woman to a confident, competent mother is an intrinsic part of the process.

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Media release 31 October 2018

Successful NHS maternity service seeks to support mums-to-be from all backgrounds 

Healthcare commissioners are to explore how mums-to-be from a wider range of backgrounds can benefit from a successful maternity care service in Waltham Forest.

Parents of babies born under the care of the borough’s Neighbourhood Midwives have given the service a glowing report.

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Tanzania midwives

One of our Midwives, Rebecca Urquhart, has recently been to Tanzania to set up an initiative where Neighbourhood Midwives will be supporting rural midwives, and the women they care for, in the small village of Nanjirinji.

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Are you a midwife who wants to work in a different way?

  • To carry your own caseload of women?

  • To provide continuity through pregnancy, birth and postnatal and to be available to your women?

  • To manage your own working day/week with the support of a partner.

  • To work in a supportive open organisation with sound governance and full insurance?


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From the very first day we launched our midwifery service 4 years ago, we have been committed to providing safe, high quality to all the women in our care and to supporting and nurturing our midwives to enjoy and develop a rich and varied range of skills and experience. We have now completed our first CQC inspection which was from the 11th – 13th of April this year.

You can read the whole report here:

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signing of NHS contract with WF CCG

We are delighted to announce that, on Weds Nov 9th, Neighbourhood Midwives signed our first NHS contract for a two year pilot with Waltham Forest CCG. WF is in one of the 7 pioneer areas working with the Maternity Transformation Programme Board to implement the recommendations of the 2016 Maternity Review around increasing choice and personalised care to women.

The agreed contract is the culmination of our many years of campaigning to provide a community based caseload midwifery service within the NHS and is the result of a great deal of hard work and commitment from a fantastic team at the CCG. As an employee owned  social enterprise NM’s vision is to provide another choice for midwives as well as for women and their families.

Our new service will launch on Monday, 14th November in Waltham Forest and we look forward to working closely with our colleagues throughout the maternity service, providing women centred care and hopefully lots of homebirths!

A big thank you to all our midwives, supporters and everyone who has championed us along the way. There will be many more challenges ahead no doubt but for now it is time to pause for a moment, reflect on our journey so far and celebrate our achievement in reaching this milestone.


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Writing a book is one of those things up there with sailing around the world or walking from Lands End  to John O’Groats – it’s on a bucket ‘wish list’ for lots of people and, for most of us that is where it firmly stays.

So, when I was asked if I would like to write a book about homebirth – one of my favourite subjects, as anyone who knows me will confirm, I was in a dilemma for all of  5 minutes; did I have the time? No; Was I capable? i didn’t know but I was up for having a go; Did I want to? Definitely!

And so, over the course of last year or so, that is what I have been doing and the result – ‘The Homebirth Handbook – How to have your baby safely and calmly at home’ was published by Vermilion on Thursday, 2nd of June 2016.

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