Helen and Anouni

I had the space and time to do it my way, fully supported and with accessible, intelligent advice from experienced ladies (Home VBAC)

Priceless Support

Reuben newborn

  A number of friends and colleagues I know have had very positive home birth experiences. So when I became pregnant I had been visualising a labour and birth in a home setting for quite a few years. We had recently moved to Horsforth and Chris was recommended to us as an excellent independent midwife. […]

“I felt like I mattered. I felt like this was a person in front of me, looking back at me, a person! There was a connection, a relationship being built already. For the first time in this pregnancy, I felt respected. I knew immediately that I wanted to book the team.” (Consultation to plan a […]

My consultation with Yorks Storks

This post is taken from Sarah’s  own blog Pure Natural Pregnancy, with her permission. …I had the pleasure of welcoming an Independent Midwife (IM) called Sharyn into my home. Sharyn works in conjunction with 3 other IMs as Yorkshire Storks. They are local to me in Leeds, and I had come across them initially through […]

Leo’s Birth


“I remember I kept saying “I’m going to do it!” and Claire saying “yes you are!” The whole pregnancy and birth process has been all the more special for them being a part of it. Leo’s birth was the best experience of my life and I owe that to the support I received and my […]

The best experience of my life

My daughter was born 2 and a half years ago via crash caesarean after a planned home birth dragged on for days. We transferred to hospital for failure to progress where one thing led to another and ended up in foetal distress. It was a very painful and scary experience from quite early on. I […]

Ninjas and Squaddies

During my wife’s pregnancy I got to experience both the care of Yorkshire Storks and the NHS. Both of which we have to thank for a healthy child and mother. The transition between the comforts of home and the midwives care, highlighted the differences in styles between the Storks and the NHS. The Storks were […]

Ninjas and Squaddies

“The transition between the comforts of home and the midwives care, highlighted the differences in styles between the Storks and the NHS. The Storks were like Ninjas – quiet, hidden, but there when needed and highly professional, whilst the NHS were more like squaddies – brash, capable, and full of humour, but high volume and […]

Marie’s Cesarean Story

We were very lucky to use Yorkshire Storks as my brother had recommended them and couldn’t speak of them highly enough.  As we always wanted a hospital birth and had a fairly straightforward pregnancy, we had a fairly relaxed idea about my birth plan and enjoyed the extra support from Sharyn and Chris with few worries. However, as we were under NHS care as […]

Granny’s Story

A telephone call from Peter at 7:20am and Granny was on her way. Heart beating fast and perhaps driving fast! At last, the special day we had been waiting for. Arrived at their house and went upstairs to see Peter, Isabel and Katie. Katie smiling and serene- so calm and in control. You are an […]