“We both feel so blessed, having you to bring each of our little storks into the world. When students came with you [for visits], I always used to think, it’s so amazing how many people you have shown how to do things the right way, and shown them how they can make a difference.” (3 […]

“I’d recommend them to anyone and everyone”

When I found out I was pregnant with baby #3 I knew that I wanted and needed something ‘more’ that what the NHS could provide me with, after 2 very normal very textbook pregnancies and one amazing labour and delivery and one not so great, homebirth turned transfer to hospital,I set out looking for the […]

“…our time together at these visits had made [the YS team] almost intuitively tuned in to all my wishes, quirks, and idiosyncrasies, without me having had to say anything. Knowing they were at the end of a phone, that I could text them with the slightest concern and feel absolutely no judgement or ridicule was […]

A birth that’s optimal for mother and baby


My positive birth story starts when we decided to work with the Yorkshire Storks Independent Midwives. We always knew we wanted a pregnancy and birth free of as much medical intervention as possible, so when we were planning to have a baby we started to research alternatives. We consulted with Debs and Claire from the […]

“As a couple, we have very specific needs, and these were greeted without hesitation by all four of the Storks. We felt extremely safe and happy…We believe that the reason our experience with Yorkshire Storks has had such a powerful and positive impact on our maternity journey is time. We never once felt we were […]

Hurray for the Storks!

Following a tense and difficult time engaging with NHS maternity care and coming the to the conclusion that they would not be able to meet our needs, we sought independent support rather late on. However, we can’t even begin to describe the difference it made to our journey into parenthood! Meeting with people who didn’t […]


These truly inspiring ladies…enabled me to trust my body, let it grow big healthy twins without time limitations, and birth them myself, naturally, with minimal intervention. Going with them was the best decision ever made, I just wish every woman could experience their care, compassion and expertise. They help you make an informed choice and […]

Twins – and by far the best birth experience!

On Saturday 10th March 18 I woke up at 6.45 am having a few niggly pains. I asked hubby to take the girls downstairs so I could have time alone to see what came of them. I was 40+8 and hour later I knew this was definitely labour. Hubby took kids to grandmas and I […]

“The Yorkshire Storks midwife team were incredible in getting to know me and my family, listening to the choices I wanted to make and supporting me to the fullest extent.” (Second baby, VBAC)

A unique partnership

I gave birth on 14th January 2018, to a little girl. She was born at Airedale hospital with the midwives and doctors support there, as well as with the support of the Yorkshire Storks independent midwives, who I had seen during my pregnancy and who have supported me postnatally. This is our second daughter. After […]