preparing you for an empowering birth & beyond
Hi! I'm Lauren, also known as The Mum Midwife (exactly what it says on the tin!) I am a mum to two amazing little people, a shining star in the sky, a midwife, an IBCLC (International Board Lactation Consultant) and co-founder of The Childbirth Group. I gave birth to my first daughter via caesarean section (abdominal birth) in 2017, and birthed my rainbow baby in my home in March 2020. You can read the birth story of my rainbow baby here. You are also welcome to read more incredible birth stories here that have been kindly shared with consent.
Having always had an interest in pregnancy and birth, I decided to start my midwifery journey in 2008. As a registered midwife (BSc Hons), I have worked in all areas of midwifery, including the antenatal clinic, labour ward, birthing centre, postnatal ward, in the community and screening clinic.
I attended a well known local antenatal class when pregnant with my first daughter in 2017. However, I found the content to be unrealistic and not a true reflection of birth and the postnatal period. I thought, if this is the education expectant parents are receiving, things have got to change. This was when the idea of teaching antenatal education came to light!
I have had the privilege of teaching hundreds of expectant parents, lending a voice of passion and knowledge surrounding pregnancy, birth and early parenthood, helping women and birthing people feel supported, confident and empowered during your incredible journey.
After a decade in midwifery, and as a mum myself, I will help you navigate your way through the maternity system, ensuring you are in control, paving the way for an informed and positive birth!
I have a special interest in antenatal education, birth advocacy, the fourth trimester and infant feeding.
positive birth stories
"Lauren was fantastic, positive but realistic, and I felt well informed by the end of the course. Thank you."
"Enjoyable class, without judgement, led by a midwife. Everything was very useful, I really enjoyed the antenatal sessions - thank you!"
"Lauren was brilliant, fantastic visuals. I loved her evidence based approach and email follow ups. Thank you so much."