Bespoke Birthing – Why Choose Us?

Whether you’re considering becoming parents for the first time, are first time parents or expectant parents, we have a solution to make this emotional time enjoyable, exciting and affordable.

  • Bespoke Birthing Packages are tailored to your exact needs and budget
  • We offer you guidance and support throughout your journey, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Your care is provided in your own home rather than in your G.P. surgery by experienced midwives at the top of their profession.
  • We provide flexible appointments to ensure that your whole family is included in your pregnancy
  • Lesley is a published author of the renowned book “The Bump, Birth & Baby Bible” and you’ll receive a complimentary copy of this with your welcome gift, the “Bump Box”
  • We will provide you with the most up to date, customised, research based care to ensure you feel safe and secure and avoid unnecessary treatment and intervention

Overseas Health Insurance Registered Provider

Please contact your insurance provider to confirm that you are covered for private maternity care, if so then we will be able to provide your care.

Flexible Payment Plans

Our payment plans are flexible and allow you to spread the payments of your care over the length of your pregnancy. If you book with us for a full package of care the final payment is made a few weeks after your baby’s birth, or by 36 weeks of pregnancy for those not taking out our personalised postnatal care.

Geographical Areas Covered

Bespoke Birthing Midwifery Practice covers a large area including North & West Yorkshire.

Bespoke Packages & Other Services

Bespoke Birthing Midwifery Practice is a truly holistic package of care by its design, allowing you to choose the elements of a personalised package of care for your pregnancy from any of the following options:

  • Antenatal Classes
  • BuMP Classes – combining hypnobirthing techniques and Pilates based exercises to maintain good back and pelvic care whilst also preparing you mentally for your birth
  • Hypnobirthing Classes
  • Newborn examination of your baby
  • Breastfeeding support and advice
  • Birth debrief & planning
  • Aromatherapy Consultation
  • Specialist support for:
  • Home birth
  • Effects of a previous traumatic birth
  • Vaginal birth after caesarean section
  • Twins & twin birth
  • Breech birth
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Each of these services compliment each other perfectly and are delivered by Lesley Gilchrist RM, MHbA, PgDip, BSc (Hons) DipHE, DipHb, a midwife and published author with over ten years experience in all aspects of midwifery including her most recent experience on labour ward, community midwifery and in research.

Bespoke Birthing’s Monthly Charity


Here’s your chance to give something back, just click on the link for Birth Plan Karma

Find Out More


  • We used all the Hypnobirthing techniques you taught us during our course with You and were ecstatic to achieve a calm, controlled and stress free waterbirth after my first extremely traumatic birth. Thank you so much for your kindness, patience and knowledge.

    Rebecca Sykes Read All
  • Absolutely fantastic Hypnobirthing class, thank you again. An invaluable  and truly empowering experience and really looking forward to the 29th.

    Hannah Hardy Read All
  • “Well, my first experience wasn’t brilliant and ended in a C-section, so Lesley has been brilliant helping me try for a natural birth; lots of tips and good advice.”

    Geri Payne Read All
  • “I’m currently reading Lesley’s book and it’s amazing”

    Leonnie Wade Read All
  • “Lesley is amazing, absolutely fantastic.”

    Georgina Skinner Read All
  • “I cannot thank Lesley enough, I really enjoyed giving birth to my son.”

    Laura Young Read All
  • “I don’t think I could have done it without all the knowledge and information I got off Lesley. Her book is the best thing I have read and well worth a read.”

    Laura Young Read All
  • “I would highly recommend Lesley from Bespoke Birthing to any mum and dad”

    Laura Young Read All