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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dedicated, professional and compassionate

Beanie

Almost exactly a year since I met the Yorkshire Storks, I am the proud parent of an 8 1/2 month old who is crawling at speed, still breastfeeding (finally cracked it at 20 weeks and now pain free – hurrah), has six teeth, and isn’t even beginning to think about sleeping through the night. Although […]

My lucky number 3

My third pregnancy. I remember the day I found out about you. I made daddy go down to the shop below the flat and buy a test! I didn’t need to really, I knew. I showed it to Daddy, I looked into his eyes and the reality covered me. I cried. Not because I didn’t […]

My HBAC birth after a preemie!

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Originally Posted by Sarah on her blog I’m absolutely over the moon to be able to share with you my birth story for my second baby, beautiful Freddie, who was born on a beautiful and warm Thursday evening in June. A month ago to be exact: Thursday 9th June 2016 @ 8:32pm. According to my dating […]

More like family members than midwives

When we became pregnant with our second baby, we wanted to have a non-medicalised homebirth. We explored local NHS options but didn’t feel confident that our birth wishes would be supported, so we contacted Yorkshire Storks. From the initial meeting we had with the team we felt perfectly at ease with the Storks team, and […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]