Amanda Wardle

Hi, I’m Amanda Wardle independent midwife and specialist hypnobirthing/antenatal educator with over 35years’ experience working in the NHS and privately. Currently, I work in collaboration with Airedale NHS Trust, which enables me to provide full private midwifery care including labour and birth care.

I live in Ilkley, West Yorkshire with my husband, (who is extremely tolerant of the funny hours I work). I am mum to three grown-up sons and Nanna to George. Looking back at my three labours and births, I recognise that I was using many of the hypnobirthing techniques I now teach, although at the time I didn’t realise that’s what I was doing!  When I’m not working, my husband and I love nothing more than to head off in our camper van with our two crazy Jack Russells!

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Feeling confident

One of the best things about my work is that I feel like I’m going to see a friend every time I visit a client! It’s really important to me that the woman and her partner (if she has one) feel super confident and supported throughout their time working with me. I am absolutely confident that you will feel less fearful, relaxed and calm about your upcoming birth once we start working together.

Most of my clients come to me through direct referrals and I’ve built up many strong relationships over the years in and around my home community of Ilkley. I often work with families over a number of years, supporting them through the birth of more than one child. I regularly get invited to blessing ways, weddings, christenings and first birthday parties and I’ve been nominated for Midwife of the Year two years running in the MaMa Awards, so I’m in no doubt clients value my work!

for partners too!

Is your partner feeling anxious or worried that he won’t know what to do to support you in labour? I encourage partners to call or text me with any concerns as so often I can quickly give the reassurance needed to ensure he feels supported too. you are a team and I want you both to feel amazing during your pregnancy journey!

When thinking about pregnancy and how I help couples prepare for their birth, I can’t help but use weddings to compare and contrast. It’s not uncommon for a couple to spend a lot of money on their wedding, which of course only lasts one day. In my opinion, pregnancy and the birth of your baby is just as important – if not even more so – and will be one of the most unforgettable times of your life. Why wouldn’t you want to do everything you can to prepare for this special time in the best possible way?

My Calm Birth Philosophy

I believe that the majority of women can birth their baby without medical intervention. Research shows that having continued support throughout your pregnancy and labour is one of the biggest contributing factors to achieving this.

With my 35 years’ knowledge and understanding of the physiology of pregnancy, birth and postnatal period, plus the emotional support and needs of the woman and her partner. I will support you in whichever way you choose to birth your baby and wherever that may be.

My aim is to help you to feel excited, supported and prepared in what is going to be the most momentous time of your life. Let me guide you from a place of initial anxiety and fear to a place where you are really looking forward to meeting your baby. Pregnancy and birth does not need to be scary, I can show you how.

How Can I Help You?

Now you know a little more about me, it’s time to explore how I can help you.

Start by taking a look at the midwifery services and hypnobirthing services I offer.

Or, browse through My Calm Birth resources where I’ve pulled together the best additional services you may benefit from at this exciting time in your life.

I’m sure you are going to have a lot of questions, which is of course perfectly natural! There are no silly questions – and believe me, over 35 years as a midwife I’ve heard them all – so contact me and let’s discuss your calm birth.

Amanda was an amazing midwife, and without doubt contributed to my confidence in the pregnancy and birth experience. Her experience really shone through, and I was always confident that I was in safe hands. Amanda provided excellent support in both pregnancy and during the birth. In pregnancy, one of the things…

Karina & baby Charlie

We were lucky enough to have Amanda support us during pregnancy, throughout the birth and after our little girl was born. From the moment we met I knew I could trust Amanda, and I felt she immediately understood what was important to us. She took the time to get to know us as a couple and offered…

Elizabeth, Paul& baby Grace