Pregnancy Ryedale

Doulas and Independent Midwives

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If you are a doula or independent midwife and would like to be featured on this page please contact me here.

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Maria Machin – Family Doula Scarborough

Hope Anchors The Soul

About me

I am a mum to 7 children, I have had various voluntary roles surrounding antenatal and post natal care for 6 years with a keen interest in breastfeeding.
I am a facilitator for our local Attachment Parenting UK group and a regional coordinator.
I am an Association of Breastfeeding mothers – Mother supporter and trainee counsellor
I am very passionate about nurturing from the beginning and giving a continuity of care.
I want women to feel empowered by their own body and know that I am there to listen and advocate them.
I will provide information and enable you to make informed choices so your transition into motherhood is as smooth as possible
I will hold your space and be your voice if you require me, or I can simply hold your hand, protecting your space, for you to birth freely.
I can link you to birth preparation classes, massage and holistic care that I’ve personally encountered and can recommend.

Postnatal –
I can offer as many sessions as you require, sometimes just a few reassurance meets is sufficient, doing some meal making or simply coming with you as you venture outside.
I will be here to help emotionally and practically as you wish to have a positive start with your new family.

*Packages can be tailored made to suit

“It is possible to create the birth space you want, with strong anchors you are able to weather any storm”

Email for more information –

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SeBeau Health Visiting

Our Antenatal classes are unique in that their focus is on preparing you for the practicalities of caring for your new baby. Whilst most antenatal classes focus on preparing you for labour and birth, we feel that it is just as important to be prepared for those early weeks and months once you take baby home. Written and delivered by Kim a mum and experienced Health Visitor based on the thing’s parents have often told her they wished they had been told before they took baby home. Topics covered include:


  • Bringing baby home
  • Skin care
  • Umbilical cord care
  • Both Breast and Bottle feeding
  • First Aid
  • Colic
  • Baby Poo
  • Baby Brain development
  • Attachment
  • Baby sleep
  • Home safety
  • Car seats


The antenatal workshop runs from 10am until 4pm over 1 day. Lunch is provided along with refreshments throughout the day. Workshops are run in small groups to ensure that you get the most out of your day. Allowing time for questions and interaction. The workshop can also be delivered on an individual basis.

The aim of the workshop is to give you evidenced based information and recommendations to help you make decisions about how best to care for your baby. Having this information can help you to feel more prepared and confident about caring for your new baby.

Please contact us to book your place:

Kim on 0736 8616496

Birth Bright Doula – Sarah Robinson

Doula in Ryedale

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!

‘I wish every woman could have Sarah as her Doula’

Tel: 07957 753762

Birth Positive Midwife – Sam Welford

Sam Welford is an experienced Midwife offering Private Midwifery Care, supporting women through their Childbirth Journey with continuity and individualised packages. My aim is to make sure women are getting the best care and support they can, and made to feel extra special and listened to.

Based in North Yorkshire offering Full Birth Packages, Antenatal and Post natal Care and Support, Hypnobirthing, Birth Trauma Debrief, Reflexology and Moxibustion.

07899 751815

Claire Harbottle Independent Midwife

Independent Midwife offering one to one safe and empowering care. One-off clinical visits through to full packages of antenatal, birth and postnatal care. Specialist home-birth midwife but also able to support you in your hospital birth plans. Contact me to chat through your options at any point in your maternity journey.

Covering Ryedale as well as the whole of Yorkshire, Durham County, Humberside, and East Lancashire

07761 910900

Ideal Midwifery Doula Services

Antenatal, labour / birth, postnatal and breastfeeding support

One to one care from £500

*FREE hour session in your home to meet, discuss your plans and see suitability

Contact Lisa on 07712 335664
Covering Hambleton and the northern side of Ryedale

Independent Midwives

Yorkshire Storks Midwifery Practice
Experienced midwives offering midwifery care in your home.  Provide family centred, evidence based care and information about pregnancy, birth and parenting including birth attendance.
01423 360460 or 07827 358865