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My Expert Midwife

My Expert Midwife

Midwife Developed, Mum Approved: Harrogate-based midwife and mum duo, Lesley Gilchrist and Claire Charlton, have recently launched My Expert Midwife – the most honest, straight-talking pre-and-post-natal product range for mums to be and new mums.

The four launch products – Spritz for Bits, No Harm Nipple Balm, Fantastic Skin Elastic and Peri Prep Your Bits – provide a highly-effective solution to the physical side effects of pregnancy, birth and motherhood.

From irritated, stretching skin and sore, cracked nipples to vaginal swelling, perineal tears and episiotomies, the My Expert Midwife range is specially formulated to soothe, calm, prevent infection and aid healing, providing women with the safest ingredients necessary to restore body confidence. Plus, each product comes complete with
its own individually designed dispenser system to ensure no-fuss, no spill and easy application.

My Expert Midwife is the brain child of Lesley Gilchrist – registered, practising midwife with experience of private and NHS provision, media midwifery expert and ‘One Born Every Minute’ TV personality – and Claire Charlton – pre, post-natal and baby massage specialist. Both mums to two children – with direct experience of difficulties following childbirth – Claire met Lesley whilst looking for a more positive birth experience with her second child. As well as becoming firm friends, they quickly realised that they shared a joint passion for educating women about the reality and side effects of becoming a mum. After identifying a need, as well as a gap in the market following extensive research with mums who had suffered birth trauma, My Expert Midwife was born.

Harrogate Mumbler are thrilled to be helping these two local mums launch their amazing products. With a joint wealth of experience under their belts, Lesley and Claire know exactly what they’re talking about and exactly what products mums need to help them heal, soothe and repair post birth.

Mumbler has been lucky enough to test out these 4 gorgeous products and I can recommend them without hesitation! Whilst I’m sure Mr Mumbler has been hiding in a darkened room since he saw the lovely products appear in the bathroom (don’t worry darling, I’m not pregnant again!) I can honestly report that I am happily using these products myself even now- when my youngest is 5 years old!

They smell divine; not overpowering or chemically, just fresh, clean and soothing. Aside from buying them yourself if you are pregnant, they would make a perfect gift for a new mum, particularly if like me, you struggle for gift ideas when a friend has a baby.

Loulie, first-time mum, said:

“I was in so much discomfort after having my baby that using Spritz for Bits was literally a lifesaver. It sounds dramatic, but it cooled the area and gave instant relief. The after effects of labour are hardly ever talked about so in all honesty, I was quite shocked by the impact on my body after birth. Using the My Expert Midwife Spritz for Bits and Nipple Balm has allowed me to enjoy my baby rather than feeling distracted by the discomfort of a sore perineum and cracked nipples.”

Tala, mum of three, adds:

“I wish My Expert Midwife had been around for my first two children! As someone who’s been through pregnancy and childbirth twice before I can confidently say that using these products has changed my view of preparing for birth and recovery post-delivery. As well as the Fantastic Skin Elastic, which I’ve used everywhere, the Peri Prep your Bits was so helpful for soothing piles as well as it’s main use, as an oil for perineum massage. I would highly recommend My Expert Midwife products for mums to be – whether first time ‘round or on baby number 3!”

The My Expert Midwife range is available to purchase online at or via free-phone 0800 030 6629. 

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The products

Spritz for Bits  

Spritz for Bits helps to provide relief for post-delivery discomfort caused by childbirth. Its unique formula with an innovative, multi-directional spray allows easy, no fuss, application to the perineum/anal area immediately after birth. Made with soothing lavender oil to ease soreness, antibacterial tea tree to prevent infection and witch hazel to promote healing, Spritz for Bits is a hospital bag essential.

No Harm Nipple Balm 

Perfect for mum and baby, our midwife-developed nipple balm is 100% natural, made with exceptionally pure medical grade lanolin. The one hand applicator makes applying the easy-glide balm hassle-free. Use

one pump directly on to the affected area (nipples, lips, baby’s bottom, dry skin) to help reduce soreness, promote healing and repair cracked skin. Safe for use during pregnancy and beyond, as well as on your baby from day one. No need to remove before breastfeeding.

Peri Prep Your Bits 

Peri Prep provides the perfect preparation for childbirth by encouraging the perineum to stretch more easily. Infused with avocado, grapeseed and sweet almond oil, this powerful product helps to improve skin elasticity and suppleness as well as moisturises the area in preparation for childbirth. Daily massage with Peri Prep – from 34 weeks of pregnancy – reduces the risk of tears and bruising and aids post-birth recovery. The controlled flow bottle ensures no mess and no wastage. Safe for use throughout pregnancy.

Fantastic Skin Elastic 

Fantastic Skin Elastic provides instant hydration to soothe and moisturise irritated, tight skin as well as promote bowel movement and reduce stretch marks. Enriched with vitamin E to encourage skin elasticity, sweet almond oil to prevent dryness, grapefruit oil to reduce constipation and Argan oil to restore and protect, it’s a new mum and mum to be skincare essential.