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. 

  • Anna Moseley

    Account Administrator

  • Ed Sparkes

    CEO

  • Linda Bryceland

    Director of Nursing and Midwifery

  • Leonie & Tess

    Midwives - South

  • Jo Sirett

    Client Liason

  • Lindsay Weitzman

    Midwife - South

  • Madelaine Göhrs

    Midwife - North

  • 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

  • Lindsay Reid

    Midwife - North

  • Lisa McDonald

    Midwife - South

  • Alix Jordan Collins

    Midwife - Midlands

  • Aoife Hughes

    Midwife - Ireland

  • Chloe Dymond Tucker

    Midwife - South

  • Lucy Moggridge

    Midwife - South

  • Ruth Anscombe

    Midwife - South

  • Pip Harper

    Midwife - North

  • Eleanor May Johnson

    Midwife - South

  • Angie Bowles

    Midwives - South

  • Victoria Leith

    Midwife - Midlands

  • Jeanette Dean

    Midwife - North

  • Julia Duthie

    Midwives - South

  • Brenda Harkin

    Midwife - Ireland

  • Kate & Hannah

    Midwives - South

  • Linda Lilwall

    Midwife - Midlands

  • Claire Stemp

    Midwife - South

  • Julia Kuta

    Midwife - Midlands

  • Joanna Dennison-Bird

    Midwife - South

  • Helen Robinson

    Midwife - South

  • Krishinda Powers-Duff

    Midwife - North

  • Rebecca Urquhart

    Midwives - South

  • Barbara Hanachova

    Midwives - South

  • Milly Morris

    Midwife - Midlands & South

Account Administrator

Anna Moseley

Hi, I’m Anna and I work in the accounts department along with Dani in head office. If you have any queries regarding invoices, payments or contracts I’m your girl.

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 - South

Leonie & Tess

Tess and Leonie met whilst training at Kings College University. They have a close connection with the South London community which is reflected in their care and network of birth workers they collaborate with. Leonie and Tess take pride in their work and the quality of care they offer and aim to get to know each woman’s individual needs, wants and situation. They use up-to-date evidence-based information to provide bespoke and tailored care to suit each woman’s needs.

Tess says: As a midwife my aims are: To support you to have the birth that is right for you and your baby; to ensure you have all the information you need to make the choices that are right for you in pregnancy, labour & postnatally, & to support your parenting choices post-birth so you start parenthood feeling empowered & confident.

Leonie says: I have never loved my job more than I do now, building deep and caring relationships with all the women and families who entrust me to join them in their journeys. I am confident with supporting birth at home, in a pool; if you want an epidural; are wanting to hypnobirth; or if you are planning an elective caesarean section; as long as you have all the information you need are empowered and are happy with your choices I will be there for you.

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 - North

Madelaine Göhrs

I am part of the midwife team operating in the North West of England. 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 - North

Lindsay Reid

Hi, I’m Lindsay a return to practice midwife, I specialise in homemaker care and antenatal/postnatal visits.

Midwife - South

Lisa McDonald

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.

Midwife - Midlands

Alix Jordan Collins

I work for Private Midwives covering Shropshire, Wales Leicester and Derby.

I love the fact that I look after my clients from early on in their pregnancy through to delivery and postnatally helping them as a family Mum, Dad, and baby.

Breastfeeding assistance is a speciality I have being able to Master through my work as well as personally feeding my own two children, giving me best place to help others as I know the struggles you have to go through in order to succeed.

Midwife - Ireland

Aoife Hughes

I am Aoife Hughes. I live in the South East of Ireland. I trained and worked in the UK and am passionate about Physiological birth and women’s choice.

Midwife - South

Chloe Dymond Tucker

Hi I’m Chloe, I’ve worked as a Midwife in a busy central London hospital since 2008, working all areas of maternity, antenatal, labour and postnatal. I’m passionate about delivering safe, individualised care which allows for informed choice.

Midwife - South

Lucy Moggridge

Hi, my name is Lucy and practice across West Sussex and it’s borders. Being an Independent Midwife, women and families in my care receive continuity and 1:1 tailored care that they may not be able to have in the NHS. I consider my role one of educator, supporter and Advocate with your care and wellbeing at the centre.
I am also a Hypnobirthing Instructor and a Reflexologist trained in maternity Reflexology. I believe complementary traditional therapies are an asset to my practices.

Midwife - South

Ruth Anscombe

I’m Ruth, I’m a midwife based in Sussex and I’m also a hypnobirthing teacher and lactation consultant. I think it’s really important that you have a positive experience of pregnancy, birth and early parenthood, whatever that might involve for you. So I see my role as being all about helping to make that happen and it’s something I love doing!

Midwife - North

Pip Harper

Hello, I’m Pip. I’m a registered midwife currently working independently to offer one to one throughout North & West Yorkshire, individualised and compassionate care to women. I love helping women to see what they are capable of – that they were designed to make, grow and birth their babies. I am passionate about physiological birth and I also have an interest in supporting women to overcome previous birth trauma.

Midwife - South

Eleanor May Johnson

Based in Southampton, I provide full midwifery care in the Hampshire area. I have experience in VBAC (sometimes after several caesarean sections), HBAC, homebirth, waterbirth, twins (both at home and in hospital) and breech birth.

Midwives - South

Angie Bowles

Hello my name is Angie, I have a special interest in complex pregnancy, pregnancy after loss or when there are concerns about your baby’s growth or development. Expert advice regarding screening tests and results. Advocacy and support during hospital birth

Midwife - Midlands

Victoria Leith

I am a midwife, IBCLC and tongue tie practitioner and my work with Private Midwives is supporting infant feeding at the moment. I run a free breastfeeding drop in weekly in Stamford and am working to set up another near Brandon.

Midwife - North

Jeanette Dean

Hi, my name is Jeanette, and I am a Midwife based in Liverpool. I am also an experienced KG Hypnobirthing Practitioner, and am trained to provide Pregnancy Aromatherapy Massage and Reflex Zone Therapy. I can also offer previous birth support through the Birth Awareness 3 Step Rewind Process. When I’m not working, I love to bake, so for the sake of my waistline, please keep me busy!

Midwives - South

Julia Duthie

I live on Dartmoor, which I love. I cover Devon and parts of Somerset and Cornwall. I have lots of experience of prolonged pregnancies. I have trained in nutrition, kinesiology, somatic experiencing, family constellations, and prenatal and birth therapy, so I’m very happy to support you in your psychological as well as nutritional birth preparation.

Midwife - Ireland

Brenda Harkin

Hi. I am brenda. I am proud to be part of Midwives Ireland team providing continuity of care and supporting women in their birth choices. I support mothers both at home and in hospital. I have a special interest in mental health and birth trauma. I also work as a hypntherapist, yoga teacher and baby massage instructor in Ireland South East.

Midwives - South

Kate and Hannah

“Hi! We are Kate and Hannah, midwives based in North-East London, covering London, Essex and Hertfordshire. We met during our midwifery training and have worked together providing one to one care in a homebirth team before joining Private Midwives.

We are huge advocates for homebirths and are very confident and experienced in this setting. We are able to support your birth in whatever setting you feel most safe and comfortable: at home, in hospital or in a birth centre.

Our aim as midwives is to support you to have informed choice, and to feel in control and empowered to make decisions throughout your pregnancy, birth and early parenting journey. Our passion lies in caring for women in their own homes, involving the family and spending time getting to know you and what’s important to you over cups of tea and cake. (We bake the cake, you bake the bun!)

Midwife - Midlands

Linda Lilwall

Hello, I’m Linda a heart centred midwife who simply loves to support couples in achieving the best birth experience possible. I qualified in 1991 and my passion is guiding couples to a calm comfortable birth experience through antenatal birth classes, hypnobirthing and pregnancy massage. I am based in Sutton Coldfield and available for both hospital and home birth support and breast feeding support.

Midwife - South

Claire Stemp

My name is Claire Stemp and I’m a mother and a midwife of 9 years. I am also a fully qualified KG Hypnobirthing facilitator and my aim is to make women and their families feel heard and empowered through my teaching and the care I provide. I am based around the Cambridgeshire area and willing to travel to other surrounding counties to start our professional relationship and welcome you with plenty of support and special times ahead together. For more information or if you would like to have me as your personal midwife please contact Private Midwives.

Midwife - Midlands

Julia Kuta

My name is Julia Kuta. I come from Poland and I am happy mummy for my 2 years old son Leon. I love working in partnership with women and their families in Worcester. My role is to support women during pregnancy , childbirth and the postpartum period. I am providing information about how to maintain healthy pregnancies and carrying out clinical examinations.

Midwife - South

Joanna Dennison-Bird

My name is Joanna and I am a bank midwife for Private Midwives based in Newmarket. I am passionate about home, water birth, but I am just as happy assisting women in the hospital setting, or midwife led unit. I absolutely thrive in supporting women into motherhood with natural child birthing techniques, and giving them the opportunity to make proper informed choices about their care. It is so important to me that you are able to take an active role in your pregnancy and birth.

I can offer you one to one care, flexibility and control. Your birth should be special and you should be treated as an individual, with care and respect – Always! As such, I facilitate your care around your own personal needs. I feel that you should be encouraged to listen to your own body and utilise your own instincts during child birth, so that with my care and guidance, you are able to achieve a positive, rewarding and safe child birth experience.

Midwife - South

Helen Robinson

‘I’m based in Southhampton and I qualified as a Midwife in 1992 and have four amazing children (3 now grown up!) I have a passion and commitment to facilitating informed choices and protecting and supporting normal birth in line with your choices and priorities. I have extensive experience in the community and home birth, as well as in hospitals and birth centre settings.

As a person I am calm, kind and caring, I listen and work collaboratively, professionally and sensitively according to your needs and values. It is my privilege to work with new families involving partners and children as wanted, and supporting you as you grow in confidence.

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Midwife - North

Krishinda Powers-Duff

Hello my name is Krishinda Powers-Duff and I am an NHS trained and NMC registered midwife based in Glasgow, I’m also a mother of three beautiful young adult children.

It has been my pleasure to support some of my families for first, second and even third babies. Having this kind of continuity really makes a difference to your birthing experience and it is what I love to give. Normality is my passion and supporting families to have beautiful, loving births is what I do best.

So here I am, working with the amazing team of Private midwives, arms wide open, full of experience and confidence in a woman’s ability to birth in normality and in her own unique way.

Midwives - South

Rebecca Urquhart

Hi there my name is Rebecca but every one calls me Bex! Being a midwife is my passion and my purpose. I have a background of 20 years in Nursing and Midwifery and along the way I have gained skills in holistic therapies such as aromatherapy, massage and relaxation techniques. I feel fulfilled when I am helping new parents embark on their journey which can often feel scary without a trusted supporter by their side. I hope to be your new friend and teacher and have some fun along the way.
It is my honour to share my knowledge and expertise and to guide women towards the belief that positive birth is achievable. The birth process is natural and can be empowering no matter which way the path leads you.

Home birth is my speciality but I will also strive to make women feel as relaxed as they could at home, in a hospital or any other birth setting. I work very closely with Debbie Linger to provide support at home if that feels right for you.

Midwives - South

Barbara Hanachova

Hi, I am Barbara and I am based in East London covering surrounding areas as well. My focus is on women’s choice and continuity of care. I love supporting families through the whole journey of pregnancy, birth and postpartum. I am passionate about homebirth and breastfeeding support – I am certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). I am also trained in hypnobirthing, aromatherapy and herbalism.

Midwife - Midlands & South

Milly Morris

Hi, I’m Milly, an Independent Midwife based in Milton Keynes covering Northants, Beds, Bucks and Cambs. I am passionate about care tailored to you and your families’ needs. My aim as a midwife is to support you to make truly informed decisions about your body, your birth and your baby.
I believe high quality personalised care is safest for everyone and optimises your ability to parent, whether it’s your 1st or 5th baby. Support can be hard to come by in our fast-paced society, particularly in the postnatal period when many families need it most. I am proud and honoured to be able to provide true continuity of carer;- the evidence-based gold-standard of maternity care.
I have a particular interest in Infant Feeding and bonding and am studying towards becoming an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). I also love doing the Newborn Physical Examination (NIPE).

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