Meet the Team

We are a well established company providing private midwifery services in the UK, Ireland and channel islands. Our service is led by professionals who understand you and your needs. 

  • Ali Hargreaves

    Admin Team

  • Ed Sparkes

    CEO

  • Linda Bryceland

    Director of Nursing and Midwifery

  • Leonie & Tess

    Midwives - England

  • Jo Sirett

    Client Liason

  • Lindsay Weitzman

    Midwife - South

  • Madelaine Göhrs

    Midwife - Ireland

  • Debbie Linger

    Midwife - South

  • Anne Gledhill

    Midwife - North

  • Cheryl O’Reilly

    Midwife Coordinator - North West

  • Sharon Gamon

    Midwife - South

  • Liz Haliday

    Midwife Coordinator - Ireland

  • Cécile Davidson

    Midwife - South

  • Dani Quinn Hall

    Accounts

  • Trish Nolan-Melfi

    Deputy Director of Nursing & Midwifery

  • Amanda Wardle

    Midwife - North

  • Andrea Hansel-Hides

    Midwife - North

  • Angela Cotter

    Midwife - Ireland

  • Gail Mackey

    Midwife - Ireland

  • Lana Feeney

    Adminstrator

  • Melanie Ambrose

    Midwife - South

  • Tina Perridge

    Midwife - South

  • Brenda Van Der Kooy

    Midwife - South

  • Lisa McDonald

    Midwife - South

Admin Team

Ali Hargreaves

I am part of the Admin team within Private Midwives, along with Anna we deal with all your enquiries around payments and invoices. The best part of my job is coming up with solutions to make the financial aspect of our service accessible to all. I also specialise in insurance and can help guide you in finding out what your health insurance may cover.

CEO

Ed Sparkes

I am Ed and I am CEO here at Private Midwives. I started my career as a medical student but then went in to finance. My role is to ensure all of the legal and regulatory elements are in place so that our clients and colleagues have assurance that we are a reputable, safe company. I also have over all responsibility for insurance and finance functions.

Director of Nursing and Midwifery

Linda Bryceland

Director of Nursing and Midwifery. I am a nurse and a midwife registered in the UK and Ireland. I specialise in perineal trauma. My role at Private Midwives is mainly to help you decide on a package of care to meet your needs. Then, to find the right midwife to care for you. I will then support that midwife, so she can support the families in her care.

Midwives - England

Leonie & Tess

We work as a team and are part of the midwife team in England. We specialise in home & hospital births.

Client Liason

Jo Sirett

I am Jo. I am an experienced Midwifery Support Worker and am passionate about breast feeding. I am normally the main person you will speak to in our Head Office. I am here to help with all your needs from putting a package of care together, ordering birthing pools, arranging scans etc.

Midwife - South

Lindsay Weitzman

I am a hypnobirthing practitioner and have a strong belief in the power of the mind, I run pregnancy relaxation sessions and I am trained in the use of aromatherapy for pregnancy, labour and birth

Midwife - Ireland

Madelaine Göhrs

I am part of the midwife team in Ireland. I specialise in home & hospital births.

Midwife - South

Debbie Linger

Special interest in antenatal education using Real Birth Company education, supporting physiological birth, holistic care .. teaching hypnosis for birth, Bowen technique, pregnancy massage and reflexology.

Midwife - North

Anne Gledhill

I’m Anne and I live in York with my husband and 3 boys, 13 year old twins and a 10 year old. I have been a midwife since 1988 and am also an acupuncturist. I have a specialist interest in fertility and love to support those who have had a challenging journey to becoming parents.

Midwife Coordinator - North West

Cheryl O’Reilly

Hi, I’m Cheryl and I’m the Midwife Coordinator for North West. I’m Proficient in home or hospital births and I’m also a trained neonatal midwife.

Midwife - South

Sharon Gamon

Practice development midwife for South East and South West of England.

Midwife Coordinator - Ireland

Liz Haliday

Hi, I’m Liz and I’m the Midwife Coordinator for Ireland. I Specialise in home births and have a special interest in Diabetes

Midwife - South

Cécile Davidson

Hi, I am Cécile and I cover Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire. I’m passionate about caring for mothers and babies through pregnancy, birth and beyond and I’m involved with educating and supporting mothers who want to breastfeed. I’m also trained in aromatherapy and massage (pregnancy and Postnatal Recovery Massage) – I’m also bilingual in french, and teach “Hypnonaissance” (Hypnobirthing in french)

Accounts

Dani Quinn Hall

Hi, I’m Dani and I am part of the office and accounts team at Private Midwives.

Deputy Director of Nursing & Midwifery

Trish Nolan-Melfi

Deputy Director of Nursing and Midwifery. I am a Midwife based in Cambridge and south east. I specialises in home births. I am also a trained neonatal midwife. In addition to my clinical role, I also have a managerial role supporting all of our team to deliver the best possible care.

Midwife - North

Amanda Wardle

Hi, I’m Amanda one of the midwives working in the north of England. I am really interested in physiological and home births. I teach hypnobirthing, antenatal classes and I run pregnancy and new mums relaxation sessions. I am also a trained 3 Step Rewind Practitioner and a Spinning Babies Certified Parent Educator. I love nothing more than
having a good chat over a coffee and piece of cake!

Midwife - North

Andrea Hansel-Hides

Hello my name is Andrea and I give predominantly antenatal and postnatal care with support in labour. I also speak German. I can do Neonatal examinations and I am a qualified Reiki and Hypnobirthing practitioner and trained in the use of Aromatherapy. I cover a wider radius from the South of South Yorkshire into neighbouring counties.

Midwife - Ireland

Angela Cotter

Hi I m Angela and I live in the Midlands in Ireland. I am passionate about empowering the women and families I care for to make informed decisions to have a positive birth experience. I have a special interest in sexual health and trauma.

Midwife - Ireland

Gail Mackey

I trained as a nurse and midwife in Ireland. I gained a passionate interest in physiological birth and homebirth through my own personal experiences of HBAC and from working in a Midwifery Led Unit for 10 years. Since 2014 I have worked with Private Midwives, mainly providing a homebirth service. I live and work on the eastern coast of Ireland.

Adminstrator

Lana Feeney

I am Lana and I work at Head Office in Runcorn. I am here to take your call and try and help you with anything you need. I will also aim to call you after your care is complete to see how things went and ask if you have any suggestions. We are always trying to adapt and improve what we do and we really value feedback from our clients. Please let me know if you have any suggestions.

Midwife - South

Melanie Ambrose

Hi, I’m Melanie and I’m based in Norfolk, providing care to clients across the South East of the country.
I am a hypnobirthing instructor, I have an interest in birth biomechanics and I offer birth support wherever birth takes place! I love supporting women and their families through pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and those early weeks with their new baby.

Midwife - South

Tina Perridge

I am based in South London near Crystal Palace.I cover all of South London. I offer mainly postnatal care and breastfeeding support, but also some full care, home or hospital birth. I am very experienced with twins and can offer antenatal preparation too.

Midwife - South

Brenda Van Der Kooy

My name is Brenda I am a experienced Midwife located in London and I am fully committed to supporting women in their choices for a home or hospital birth.

Midwife - South

My name is Lisa, I am an Independent Midwife in Croydon covering, South London, parts of Surrey, Sussex and Kent. I have been practising in busy London Hospitals for over 3 years and have been working in Maternity services supporting women for the past 14 years. I offer individualised care packages, from various stages of pregnancy through to the postnatal period, to compliment NHS care or as an alternative. I believe that continuity of care makes a huge difference to the physical and emotional well being of couples and their newborn, which has a long lasting effect.

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