Independent Midwifery Practice Covering Yorkshire, Lancashire & The North East

Bespoke Birthing Midwifery Practice is an independent midwifery practice that offers a truly tailored package of care for your pregnancy journey. You can enjoy a full package of care for your pregnancy, homebirth, hospital birth and postnatal care, or simply top up your NHS care with private antenatal and postnatal appointments, or simply private birth care, all at times to suit you.

Overseas Health Insurance Registered Provider

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

Geographical Areas Covered

Bespoke Birthing Midwifery Practice covers a large area including all of Yorkshire, Lancashire & The North East. Mileage is charged for a one way distance of greater than 20 miles, at a rate of 20p per mile.

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 just after your baby’s birth or by 36 weeks of pregnancy for those not taking out postnatal care

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.

Our Sister Company ~ Bump, Birth & Beyond

Co-founded by Lesley, Bump, Birth & Beyond was the brainchild of Lesley and Claire Charlton from bemassaged and both mothers themselves they decided to create an umbrella company which dovetailed their two businesses perfectly and offered women everything they’d need for pregnancy, birth and beyond, in one place. Their associate businesses are some of the finest bump and baby photographers, luxury retailers, physiotherapists, baby and toddler classes and personal trainers in Yorkshire.

Bespoke Birthing’s Monthly Charity


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

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  • 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.

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  • 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