My name is Lucy I have been a Midwife for 11 years and in 2019 became a Private Midwife and co-founder of Mind Body Birth West Sussex.
My passion is my vocation of Midwifery and I am a grassroots midwife who still believes that the term Midwife means “with woman”. I worked at Kingston Hospital for 9 years across the labour wards, antenatal ward, antenatal clinic, postnatal wards and community. During my role I attended homebirths as well as infant feeding support.
In being a Private Midwife, women and families in my care receive continuity and 1:1 tailored care that they may not be able to have in the mainstream NHS. I consider my role one of educator, supporter and Advocate with yours and your families care and wellbeing at the centre.
I am lucky enough to have a tribe of incredible midwives surrounding me from both NHS and private practice and on occasion i draw on these women /men as fountains of knowledge and support if and when required. (you can find photos and information about our tribe in the TEAM section/tab)
I am also a trained Reflexologist with training in maternity and conception reflexology which assists my vision of providing holistic care and support.
I am a Mother Blessing Celebrant able to help provide an alternative spiritual/emotional bonding between the mother to be and her closest family ancestry and friends.
I have three children aged 19 years, 9 years and 6 years. The last two I had at home using hypnobirthing. I found the techniques profoundly useful and I know they ensured my calm and magical births. I am now a hypnobirthing instructor with The Little Birth Company running 1:1 sessions and team taught group classes (with Lyndsey), to get the word out that birth can be a pleasurable experience irrespective of the course it takes.
I am a Mindful Breastfeeding Practitioner and I am also now a Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in training.
I am dedicated to my cause, that is to provide holistic care and support to women and families wherever I can. I want to give love alongside informed choice so that women can have the most amazing pregnancy and birth experience that I feel they are entitled.
The areas I cover are West Sussex and southern Surrey borders.
I look forward to hearing from you...