Midwife Care was launched in December 2009 by Helen Taylor (Independent Midwife) and has provided personal midwifery support to many women and their partners/families since then.
I qualified as a Registered Midwife in October 1994 and graduated with a BSc (Hons) Degree in Midwifery. I worked solely for the NHS for the first 15 years and gained valuable experience in all aspects of midwifery care, including homebirths and waterbirths, in both the hospital as well as the community setting. Additionally I worked as a Research Officer on a large piece of research called “Birthplace”, which looked at where women deliver, and how that can affect outcomes for mother and baby.
After 15 years of practising as a midwife within the NHS, I decided to launch my own Independent Midwifery Practice, as I wanted to offer women/expectant couples access to “personal midwifery” support.
And so in 2009 “Midwife Care” was born and what a thoroughly professionally rewarding experience it has proved to be! It has re-ignited my passion for midwifery and I very much enjoy my work, offering women bespoke care to meet their own needs and wishes.
Aside from clinical midwifery care, I regularly work ad hoc for Sky News.
My debut live interview began with the Royal Birth in July 2013, and have done several live interviews since, discussing current maternity related news items!
I am a conscientious midwife and keep myself up to date in all areas of practice, and always provide evidence based care, as recommended by NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) (http://www.nice.org.uk/).
I am registered with the NMC (Nursing & Midwifery Council). All midwives that practice in the UK must be registered with the NMC and are bound by the “Midwives Rules & Standards” and “The Code”. It is a regulatory and governing body which ensures that midwives are properly qualified and competent to work within the UK, whether that be within the NHS or Independently. The NMC exists to safeguard the health and wellbeing of the public.
I have Professional Indemnity Insurance cover for all areas of my work as an Independent Midwife.
With 23 years working within midwifery care I believe your pregnancy will be enhanced by the services offered.
I am married with 3 children and consider myself to have practical parenting skills and knowledge.
I am a Named Safe Guarding Governor for a local girls senior school.