Who we are...
Founder of Simply Birth by Anna
My name is Anna and I am honoured to have been a midwife for over a decade now. Ever since I was a little girl I have loved to nurture and care for humans, animals and wildlife and I followed my dream by qualifying as a registered nurse in the millenium. After some wonderful years in nursing, my heart began aching for a career in midwifery so I was overjoyed when, in 2008, I became a qualified midwife. I began practising within a busy teaching hospital, helping women and couples in labour, birth and for the early part of their parenting journey.
After birthing two beautiful babies myself, I joined a homebirth team and became more passionate than ever about helping to inform women and couples about their birthplace choices and their options for an active birth.
As a practising midwife, I feel joy and privilege every day I go to work and i'm passionate about teaching women and couples about their labour, birth and parenting choices. The classes I have developed are truly reflective of the reality of pregnancy, labour and birth today whether at home, in a birthing centre or hospital environment.
I am passionate about preparing you for all modes of birth and for interventions that may be offered during pregnancy, labour and birth, helping you to adapt to changing plans if needed and to have a positive birth experience regardless of the mode of birth. I know how vital this preparation is to help you to recover both physically and emotionally as a result of both my perosnal experience but also from my professional experience of having cared for hundreds of women and their families over the last decade.
I have met some extraordinary women, partners, midwives, support workers and obstetricians on my journey so far. My private classes are done in addition to my NHS hours and they are continually evolving and updating to ensure you receive the information you need and deserve to help you to make the best informed choice for you and your baby. It would be my absolute pleasure to meet you and to help prepare you for your labour, birth and early parenting journey.
Infant Feeding Specialist
My name is Becky. Like Anna, I have had the privilege of being a midwife for just over 12 years.
I now specialise in the provision of Infant Feeding education and support. My work enables me to pursue my passion for supporting new families to achieve their individual breast and bottle feeding goals. I have 2 beautiful children, a 6 year old boy and an 11 month old girl. My personal feeding experiences and challenges have equipped me with one of the most important tools for supporting new mothers: empathy! I have first hand experience of both the heartbreak of unmet feeding expectations and the joy of achieving my personal feeding goals. Using sensitive support and information sharing, it is my aim and my pleasure to assist as many families as possible to have joyful and fulfilling feeding experiences.
BHSc (hons) Midwifery
RCM accredited training with Breastfeeding London
UNICEF BFI Train the Trainer