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.
Her wealth of experience working previously in the NHS and privately means that she is able to support clients during this important time of their lives.
The judges praised the approachability of Amanda, who describes every appointment she makes as if she were visiting a friend. Amanda is committed to making pregnant couples feel completely supported through their antenatal and immediate postnatal periods. Most of the work is carried out face-to-face in the comfort of clients’ homes at times to suit them. Remote consultations are also available for those not living in the Ilkley area. Amanda also offers award-winning hypnobirthing and antenatal courses, treatment for breech babies and birth trauma support.