Blog Post by My Calm Birth

Midwife of the year - Amanda Wardle

Independent Midwife of the Year

A midwife who has been helping families in Ilkley prepare for the birth of their babies for more than three decades has been announced as the winner of the Independent Midwife of the Year 2022/23 at the Prestige Awards. Founder of My Calm Birth Ltd, Amanda Wardle, is a private independent midwife and hypnobirthing teacher, offering a range of antenatal and postnatal packages for families in the Ilkley and Harrogate areas.
ruth, husband and baby Casper - born at homeMy Calm Birth

A Lovely Birth Story – My Calm Birth, Ilkley

I have absolutely no hesitation to recommend Amanda to any of my friends or family. Couples spend thousands and thousands on their weddings and holidays yet question investing in the most important event in their lives - it's worth every penny to have Amana by your side!
amanda and abby at hypnobirthing refresher course by my calm birth

Hypnobirthing refresher for a hypnobirthing teacher!

Just recently I was asked to do a hypnobirthing refresher session for a hypnobirthing teacher and her partner. Now, why on earth would she want to do that you may ask!

Convenient Continuity… Why Choose an Independent Midwife?

Doctors surgeries, inconvenient times, rushing from work, waiting for an appointment that never seems to come, then feeling rushed, not listened to and sometimes like your just another number in a sea of other women? These things simply DON'T HAPPEN in the word of Independent Midwifery...

Information I couldn’t find in books

Amanda’s support throughout my pregnancies and birth was one of the best things I ever did. She entered my house a midwife and left a friend. After starting my pregnancy with NHS midwives I found myself lacking individual support. What a joy to...

Time to find my zone – Pregnancy & Birthing

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...

Support with absolute superb style!

Amanda was the best thing that happened to me during my surrogate pregnancy. Gushy testimonial, I know... But when it comes to writing a testimonial about a midwife, if she's really worth writing about, it can't help be filled with lovey dovey stuff. I couldn't have had anyone better to look after me...

Support, encouragement and reassurance

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...