“Freddie David Keen was born as a home VBAC at 42+1 weeks, weighing 9lb 6oz with no interventions, no painkillers and no tearing. I’m confident that this is the result of creating a real dream team around me, and I will be forever grateful to all those who have given me the information to be able […]

“Working with Yorkshire Storks has been an amazing experience and the best money we have ever spent. We can’t recommend them highly enough.” (Home VBAC in pool)

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)

“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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Worth far more than we paid

“Cost seems an obstacle for a lot of people when it comes to choosing private midwifery care. So many people have told me they would have liked to have it but couldn’t afford it, for me it is a question of priority. If you see birth as a few miserable hours that you just have […]

Costs and Value

“…I would also like to add a word about cost. I am not secretly rich. Actually I live in a very precarious situation. We are self-employed with variable and unreliable income and was staying with my parents for the birth, having lived in a caravan for two years. We are now in a tiny studio […]

Twins and non judgemental

“…Another thing I really appreciated with the Yorkshire Storks was their willingness to share their own experiences as mothers, and their honesty in doing so. This added extra credibility to all their advice, and also meant that I didn’t feel I had to live up to some perfect ideal as a mother. I was able […]

Involve the Kids

“I was delighted to return to the care of Yorkshire Storks for the second time after becoming pregnant with our third child. I briefly considered using the NHS, but after speaking to Kim about our options I remembered how happy and secure I felt in the care and Yorkshire Storks. Chris and Kim made anti- […]