Private Midwife

Are you looking for a private midwife for your HomeBirth, HBAC, Home VBAC, WaterBirth, Active childbirth or HypnoBirthing.

Sage Femme

Independent Midwife

services. Every pregnancy is a unique journey.
Trying to find an Independent Midwife ( or Private Midwife ) in London?
Your unique journey with Sage Femme includes one to one Antenatal, Labour and Postnatal midwifery care that can be tailored for your individual needs during a free consultation.
We provide a professional, individualised midwifery service to meet your needs before, during and after the birth of your baby. We specialise in Natural & Active childbirth this includes HomeBirth, VBAC, WaterBirth & HypnoBirthing we also provide support for hospital based births ( including The Portland Hospital and the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth, or John and Lizzies as it is fondly known ) .

Our care package includes:
Antenatal, Labour and Postnatal care.
Breastfeeding Support.
Birthing Pool, Tens Machine and Birthing Ball.
Our Premier package also includes Private Blood tests, a Nuchal Scan & Anomaly Scan at the London Ultrasound Centre near Harley Street.

If you are trying to find a London based private midwife service then please consider sage femme independent midwifery.
Our independent midwife service can help you achieve a unique private birth experience.
Our Private midwives (also referred to as Independent midwives) can help you with your midwifery care, including natural home waterbirths, natural vaginal births after caesarean or home birth VBAC, all forms of natural child birth including hypnobirthing, gentle birth, active birth and holistic birth.
We will supply you with a birth pool (sometimes called a Birthing Pool) but if you don't want to give birth in water then you can still use our birthpools (or birthingpool) for pain relief.
If you are thinking of giving birth in a private birthing centre for your pregnancy care then please call us to discuss the option of a private homebirth.
We are members of the Independent Midwives Association and the Royal College of midwives.
We can also provide childbirth support in private maternity hospitals such as the Portland and hospital of St John and St Elizabeth (or John and Lizzies as it is affectionately known).
If you would like to give birth in an NHS hospital but are concerned about the shortage of midwives then our service can give you the extra support you need.
Click through our website if you would like to read some of our previous clients Birthing Stories and see how you could be birthing naturally. The areas we cover include:.

Central London

Chinatown, Fitzrovia, Hyde Park, Marylebone, Mayfair, Piccadilly, Soho, West End.

Bayswater, Hyde Park, Paddington. WC1 Bloomsbury Holborn Kings Cross St Pancras

Charing Cross, Chinatown, Covent Garden, Holborn, Strand, Theatreland.

Belgravia, Brompton, Millbank, Pimlico, St James's, Victoria, Westminster.

Brompton, Chelsea.

Brompton, South Kensington.

Bankside, Bermondsey, Borough, Newington, North Lambeth, South Bank, Southwark, Waterloo.

City of London

Barbican, Clerkenwell, Finsbury, St Lukes.

Barbican, Bishopsgate, Clerkenwell, Liverpool Street, Moorgate, Shoreditch.

Aldgate, Broadgate, Fenchurch St, Monument, Tower Hill.

Blackfriars, Fleet Street, St Paul's, Temple.

North London

Angel, Barnsbury, Canonbury, Clerkenwell, De Beauvoir Town, Hoxton, Islington, Pentonville, Shoreditch.

East Finchley, Hampstead Garden Suburb.

Church End, Finchley.

Finsbury Park, Manor House, Stroud Green.



Holloway, Lower Holloway.

Crouch End, Hornsey, Turnpike Lane.

Lower Edmonton.

Bounds Green, Muswell Hill.

Brunswick Park, Friern Barnet, New Southgate.

N12 North Finchley, Woodside Park.

Palmers Green.


Seven Sisters, South Tottenham.

Shacklewell, Stamford Hill, Stoke Newington.

Tottenham, Tottenham Hale.

Edmonton, Upper Edmonton.

Archway, Dartmouth Park, Tufnell Park, Upper Holloway.

Totteridge, Whetstone.

Winchmore Hill.

Alexandra Palace, Bowes Park, Noel Park, Wood Green.

North West London

Camden Town, Marylebone, Primrose Hill, Regent's Park, Somers Town.

Cricklewood, Dollis Hill, Neasden.

Belsize Park, Hampstead, Swiss Cottage.

Brent Cross, Hendon.

Gospel Oak, Kentish Town.

Brondesbury, Brondesbury Park, Kensal Rise, Kilburn, Queens Park, South Hampstead, West Hampstead.

Mill Hill.

Lisson Grove, St John's Wood.

Colindale, Kingsbury, The Hyde.

Alperton, Church End, Harlesden, Kensal Green, North Acton, Old Oak Common, Park Royal, Stonebridge, Willesden.

Golders Green, Hampstead Garden Suburb.

West London

Acton, East Acton, South Acton.


Ealing, Little Ealing.



Maida Hill, Maida Vale, Warwick Avenue.

Kensal Town, Ladbroke Grove, North Kensington.

Holland Park, Notting Hill, Westbourne Green.

Shepherd's Bush.

West Kensington.

South West London

Earl's Court.

Fulham, Parson's Green, Sands End.

Chelsea, West Brompton, World's End.

South East London

Kennington, Lambeth.

Rotherhithe, South Bermonsey, Surrey Quays.

Elephant and Castle, Kennington, Walworth.

East London

Mile End, Shadwell, Shoreditch, Stepney, Wapping, Whitechapel.

Bethnal Green, Haggerston, Shoreditch.

Bow, Bromley, Bromley-by-Bow, Mile End, Old Ford.

Chingford, Chingford Hatch, Friday Hill, Hale End, Highams Park, South Chingford.

Clapton, Hackney Marshes, Lea Bridge, Lower Clapton, Upper Clapton.

Beckton, East Ham.

Forest Gate, Upton Park.

Dalston, Hackney.

Hackney, Hackney Wick, Homerton, South Hackney, Victoria Park.


Leytonstone, Wanstead.

Aldersbrook, Little Ilford, Manor Park.

Custom House, Plaistow.

Canary Warf, Cubitt Town, Isle of Dogs, Limehouse, Millwall, Poplar.

Clapton Park, Stratford, West Ham.

Canning Town, North Woolwich, Silvertown, Victoria Docks.

Higham Hill, Upper Walthamstow, Walthamstow.

South Woodford, Woodford.

EN1 EN2 & EN3.

EN4 & EN5.

Our Midwives support or are members of the following organisations
Independent Midwives Association IMA
National Childbirth Trust NCT
Association of Radical Midwives ARM
Association of Improvements in Maternity Services AIMS
Royal College of Midwives RCM

 Our Service
Sage Femme are based in London and offer Private Midwifery services throughout the city.
By practising outside of the NHS we can guarantee one-to-one care which will ensure that you feel nurtured and special during your pregnancy and never just part of a large machine.
All the research shows that one-to-one care will increase your chance of a normal birth,
that your birth will be shorter and you will need less pain relief, you will have reduced chances of postnatal depression and are more likely to successfully breast-feed.
A Unique Journey
Your unique journey with Sage Femme includes Antenatal, Labour and Postnatal care that can be tailored for your individual needs during a free consultation.
We will listen to your hopes and expectations for your pregnancy and address any particular concerns you may have.
Our clinical practice is governed by the NMC (Nursing Midwifery Council) and our practice is individually assessed by a Midwifery Supervisor who regularly inspects our records and equipment and ensures we constantly update our knowledge and skills.
 Our Antenatal Service
We won't keep you waiting.
There are no long waits in hospital antenatal clinics, all our antenatal appointments are at a time and place that suits you.
Our undivided attention
Our appointments are typically an hour long so that you have ample time to discuss all your pregnancy concerns and plan for the birth as well as your new family.
We are always there for you.
In between appointments you can call or email if you have any concerns or worries, any time of the day or night.
Appointments are every four weeks until you are twenty eight weeks pregnant, fortnightly until thirty four weeks and then weekly until your baby arrives.
During these appointments your midwife will be doing the following:
* Check your health as your body adapts to pregnancy.
* Check the growth, development and well-being of your baby.
* Offer routine blood and screening tests.
* Provide you with information on all aspects of pregnancy to enable you to make informed choices.
* Arrange referrals to other health professionals or practitioners of complimentary therapies.
* Encourage you to think about your wishes and plans for your labour.
* Be on-call for you during the pregnancy to deal with any anxieties you may have.
 Our Labour Service
Your Midwife will be on-call for your labour twenty-four hours a day. If she is busy with another client you will be attended by your Secondary Midwife.
Wherever you have chosen to have your baby you can be assessed at home when you feel you are going into labour.
When your baby is born you will receive assistance and support with breastfeeding and your Midwife will stay with you until you feel settled.
Home birth
Research shows that planned homebirth is a safe choice and is less likely to result in unnecessary medical intervention.
If you have chosen to have your baby at home your Midwife will stay with you during labour, helping and advising on ways to assist its progress and to cope with contractions.
Some women like to use a birthing pool or TENs machine for pain relief, we will provide these at no extra cost. Our Midwives are experienced in water birth so you can remain in the water to deliver your baby feeling assured that you will be in safe hands. Our equipment is waterproof so we will be able to monitor your baby without causing you unnecessary disruption.
Hospital birth
If you are having a hospital birth you will be supported at home until you are ready to transfer. We will advise on positions and therapies to help and progress your labour and accompany you into hospital when it feels appropriate.
Although Independent Midwives are unable to provide clinical care in hospital our experience working in the NHS is invaluable. We can ensure that you receive the highest standard of care, acting as your advocate so that your birth choices are adhered to as far as possible by the NHS staff. The continuity and reinforcement of information will ensure that you feel positive in even the most clinical of settings.
 Our Postnatal Service
It is only the beginning.
Understandably most women are very concerned with the actual birth of their baby and postnatal care is often overlooked, however the first few weeks after delivery can be quite a shock for most couples. Sage Femme will be there to help you through this often challenging time, ensuring that you have the best possible start for your new family.
After the birth you will be visited daily for the first five days, then you will receive a further five visits over the next three weeks.
You will continue to receive telephone support until your baby is six weeks old.
During these appointments your midwife will be doing the following:
* Ensure that you feel confident in recognising your baby's health and well-being.
* Recognise and advise on conditions such as jaundice.
* Give information about routine screening tests which can be offered to your baby.
* Advise on sleeping positions to keep your baby safe.
* Help you gain confidence in caring for your baby.
* Give assistance and support with breastfeeding.
* Check your health to ensure your optimum recovery.
* Put you in touch with local support groups and opportunities to meet with other parents.
* Liaise with your health visitor so that you know where to go for ongoing support.
 Your Choices
In order to receive the best in continuity of care we recommend that you book early in pregnancy. This will give you the greatest chance of building a trusting relationship with your Midwife.
Sage Femme view pregnancy as a chance to work in partnership with you so that you feel fully prepared for welcoming your baby into your family.
Sage Femme provide three packages to suit your individual needs.
Complete Package
Antenatal, labour and postnatal care. We also include the free option of a birthing pool and tens machine .
Premier Package
This includes all of the above with private blood testing and nuchal & anomaly scan at the London Ultrasound Centre.
Postnatal Package
Postnatal care only, including telephone support until six weeks after the birth.
All our clients receive a colour copy of their medical notes.
Your care will be provided by a Primary and Secondary Midwife so that you feel a strong relationship with whoever cares for you in labour.
Our Midwives are flexible and can adapt visits to individual circumstances; visiting you at home or in the workplace, during the day or evening, whichever is most convenient. We will be on call for you twenty-four hours a day.
 About Us
Nyree Wright left the NHS to start Sage Femme because of her desire to give more individualised, continuity of care.
Before becoming a Midwife she trained as a specialist Nurse working with premature babies and their families on a Special Care Baby Unit.
She has been a Midwife for 14 years working in a variety of settings. Her Midwifery experience covers antenatal, labour and postnatal care, working as part of a hospital team and on her own in the community.
I believe that too many women are denied the birth of their choice through no fault of their own. It can seem like a lottery as to whether any continuity of care is received.
Women need to know and trust their midwife to be free to birth in a calm and relaxed frame of mind. Tension is instrumental in delaying the progress of labour and can change what should be a life-enhancing time into a traumatic one.
I believe passionately in natural birth but also feel that no woman should feel let down when this has not been possible.
I have given birth to five beautiful babies, with good and bad birth experiences. This has helped me to realize how truly important the relationship with your midwife can be. I carry this understanding into my work by remembering a woman's vulnerability but also her incredible strength.
I always feel privileged to be part of such a special time in the life of a family and my aim is always to enrich that experience.
 Our Values
Each pregnancy is a unique journey and should be an experience that is enjoyed and cherished. All too often unanswered questions and conflicting advice can lead to apprehension or fear. This can change this special time into a conflict of emotions and lead to lowered self-esteem.
Knowledge inspires confidence and the ability to make informed choices. Every appointment with Sage Femme will build on your knowledge-base by providing you with the
latest research-based information. Our policies are continuously updated and are in line with the guidelines recommended by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE).
Our care is non-judgemental and respectful of individual cultures and religions.
Sage Femme believes that childbirth is a normal but significant event. Women have immeasurable inner strength to birth their babies naturally despite the steady trend towards intervention.
We aim to ensure that you are not subject to any unnecessary intervention but will always keep the safety of you and your baby paramount.
Occasionally despite all your best intentions and efforts complications can occur, our aim will be to empower you to make the appropriate choices should this happen without feeling any sense of failure. Sage Femme wants you to rejoice in your ability to safely deliver your baby however they choose to arrive!
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