Pregnancy Halifax & Calderdale

Doulas and Independent Midwives

Hello ! I am Angela, independent midwife, providing antenatal, birth and postnatal care for women and their families for over 13 years. I am available to support your choice of home or hospital birth.

I am based in West Yorkshire and cover the surrounding areas, including North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, East Riding of Yorkshire and Lancashire.

I am passionate about the art of midwifery. I provide compassionate and individualised care, accessing the most up to date evidence available. Providing support from early in your pregnancy – if you so require – though labour and birth and up to six weeks of postnatal care. We can put together a bespoke package to suit your needs. You can choose all aspects of maternity care or just pick and choose to your preference.

With me on your family team you will make true informed decisions, fully understanding the care pathway, giving you confidence and a feeling of empowerment throughout your journey to parenthood.

Our consultations will be in the comfort and familiar surroundings of your own home, typically taking an hour to ensure all your questions are answered and any concerns are resolved. Evening and weekend appointments are available – so your partner can be involved at all times, with ease.

One of the major benefits of having a private midwife is continuity of care; proven to result in better outcomes for all. Research shows that there is more chance of achieving a natural birth with your labour meeting your wishes when you have a midwife you know and trust to support you. I will support your home birth or birth in hospital and can provide a birth pool for use in your home.

I am also trained in relaxation techniques for labour and birth and this is included in your birth care package. I collaborate with a specialised holistic therapist to provide a pregnancy treatment of choice in your birth care package.

Please contact me for an informal conversation so you can see how I can best support you and your family on your special journey to meeting your new baby.

Instagram: @myyorkshiremidwife

Facebook page: My Yorkshire Midwife


Phone number 07359792822

Alison Jackson – Doula

Doula offering birth and post natal doula services in Calderdale. Antenatal care includes a hypnobirth course and home visit, exploring birth preferences and coping techniques in labour. Birthing doula support includes being on call 24 hours a day for your due date and support during your labour and post partum until you and your baby are settled. Post natal care includes a home visit to process your birth experience and offer other practical information and emotional assistance.

Alison Jackson, doula. Contact 07860 453721.

Alison Jackson Hypnobirthing Courses

Sessions on hypnobirthing including relaxation techniques, different types of births, breathing techniques and visualisations, medical intervention and water births. Hypnobirthing courses include 4 x 2.5 hour private sessions held at my home in Brighouse, or in the comfort of your own home, or a two day intense course.

Courses include materials and a parent file.

Alison Jackson Hypnobirthing Courses, Calderdale. Contact 07860 453721.

Bumps and Beginnings – Doula Services

The birth doula package includes two antenatal sessions, help to write your birth plan, a doula on call 24 hours a day from 14 days before your due date until week 42, unlimited telephone and email support, continuous emotional and physical support during labour and birth and two postnatal sessions.

Bumps and Beginnings, Calderdale. Contact 07949 478867.

Claire Harbottle – Independent Midwife

Independent Midwife offering one-to-one safe and empowering care. One-off clinical visits through to full packages of antenatal, birth and postnatal care. Specialist home birth midwife but also able to support you in your hospital birth plans. Can travel within 90 minutes of Leeds.

Contact me to chat through your options at any point in your maternity journey.

  • Claire Harbottle, 07761 910900.

Daisy Birthing Classes

Active pregnancy antenatal classes in Halifax and the surrounding areas for mums-to-be. Birthing couples workshops, baby massage and baby yoga classes. Lucy is also a DAISY DOULA, offering support within the labour setting, antenatally and postnatally.

Call Lucy Hill on 07949 478867.

Debbie Rosenberg

Debbie offers birth doula services in Calderdale, as well as pregnancy yoga, lyengar yoga and Closing the Bones post-natal recovery massage and ceremony.

Debbie Rosenberg, contact 07815 094103.

Helen Scarlett

Offers postnatal and birth doula services in Halifax, and has experience of working with twins.

Helen Scarlett, contact 07974 178 543.

Starfish Doula

I am a full-spectrum and birth doula. Doula support is continuous, non-judgemental, emotional and practical. A doula in the birth room is associated with positive outcomes including shorter labours, more satisfied parents, less pain relief and fewer caesareans. Based in Bradford, I cover West Yorkshire and into surrounding counties. I have a range of flexible support packages to support you in your journey to parenthood, whatever level of support you need.

Contact: Caz Merrett, 07913 387889