A HBAC Success Story

Successful homebirth after caesarean!!

Raised BMI


Large baby


I Opted out of NHS care, hired an independent midwife, Amanda Garside, who has a passion for VBAC/HBAC and had gained lots of experience to support families such as ours.

The evidence shows, and has done for a while, that birth outcomes are more positive and satisfaction rates are higher, when there is continuity of carer in maternity care.

I met Amanda when very newly pregnant and was discharged from…

Suzanna’s Unassisted Homebirth During Covid 19 Pandemic

“Marley James, My 3rd baby, born at home in water birth pool, 40 + 6, 6th July, 2.18am"

Previous labour’s….
So after a very traumatic labour with my 1st baby girl after premature rupture of membranes, induction, 72 hours later ending in emergency caesarean for foetal distress. Despicable treatment at the hospital and a year of PND, meant I decided and vowed I’d never birth at hospital again, 2 years later I had my 2nd baby girl at home on dry land (VBAC) but…


To receive flowers is quite fabulous. To receive such words is humbling... "Amanda, thank you so much for your kindness and taking us on during this time even though we live a fair distance away. NOTHING was too much for you. We will never forget this and the way you made us feel...." 

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2020 has been designated by the World Health Organisation as the first international “Year of the Nurse & Midwife”

2020 has been designated by the World Health Organisation as the first international “Year of the Nurse & Midwife” which has coincided with the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, one of the founders of modern nursing.  Looking at Midwifery only, this is to highlight all the amazing work midwives do, around the world, with the Duchess of Cambridge drawing attention to this, in a personal letter at Christmas to all Midwives, showing appreciation for all the work…

The Travelling Midwife

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Judith 2016 - Boy and Bear

Something a little bit different from me today (I know you've not heard from me in a while, I'm still soaking up our new wildling  but something that I had to share...

As you may well know I suffered from PND following the birth of our first baby. It was awful, a very tough time and it took the best part of a year to get back on track. I firmly believe that his birth was a huge part of me…

Remembering 5 years ago today ❤

On Opeie's 5th birthday i would like to thank this incredible, beautiful woman, who is a wonderfully talented and dedicated independent midwife called Amanda Independentmidwife Garside - Amanda saved my life & Opeie's when the GP didn't spot a PE..... Amanda looked after me through every hospital admission (we lost count) and was always so positive. We are so thankful to you Amanda! When they invent a cure for HG I will be your next client! Love Laura & Pauly

Gemma: January 2016

Thank you so much for everything you have helped us achive and all you have done for us.

I really couldn't have done this without you!

Giving birth vaginally and naturally was something that scared me up until now and with my phoia added in there it was something I thought I'd nver be ble to do.  Yer here we are having had the most amazing, self  - realising journey and birth.

I'm always in your debt after all you've done.…