Hello! My name’s Laura and I’m a registered midwife with over 26 years’ experience in all areas of midwifery practice. After qualifying as an aromatherapist in 1999 whilst I was pregnant with my third baby, I developed a lifelong passion for complementary therapies and believe that offering alternative, informed choices in pregnancy and birth empowers women to take control of their pregnancies and births.
I completed the Diploma in Midwifery Complementary Therapies with Expectancy in 2010 and have since been responsible for the implementation of Aromatherapy in Labour within the NHS Trust where I work. I have more recently completed the Certificate in Midwifery Acupuncture and Certificate in Midwifery Complementary Therapies with Expectancy.
I have a special interest in the safety aspects of complementary therapies and midwives’ professional responsibility and sit as a panellist on the Conduct and Competency Committee at the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). I am registered with the Federation of Antenatal Educators, have enhanced DBS clearance and have professional indemnity insurance to cover my therapy and midwifery practice, which I believe is inextricably linked.
I am also passionate about global inequalities in maternity services and have worked and taught birth emergency skills in Uganda multiple times.
Aside from my midwifery practice, in my spare time I enjoy spending time with my four children, family and close friends and enjoy entertaining. I love nature, the sea and taking my dog for long walks. I am also a keen baker and am known for my novelty birthday cakes I bake for my children.
I set up Mama’s Choice to offer private therapies in my calm and relaxing treatment room for pregnancy, birth preparation and postnatal women. I currently offer aromatherapy, reflex zone therapy, acupuncture and acupressure, moxibustion, clinical hypnosis and birth preparation classes.
The birth of your child is the such an emotional and precious time I believe that you should be given time and options to make it truly special.
Please get in touch if you’d like to find out more!