Having started their journey as antenatal educators in 2017, Better Births Antenatal Classes soon evolved into what it is today, Better Births London – a bespoke, 1-2-1, private support service for those on their journey to parenthood. But what does that actually mean? Katie and Leila are the midwives in your pocket – there to answer ANY question, 7 days a week.
Our goal is to empower you to achieve the best possible journey through pregnancy, your birth, and into the early postnatal period. Each service that Better Births London provides complements your maternity care provider, or antenatal classes and so should be seen as an additional level of bespoke support, continuity, and source of empowerment.
We’ve got your back throughout your journey with core values that will support you to achieve the best possible experience.
We are passionate about supporting you to be able to express your views and wishes. Antenatal appointments can feel overwhelming. Birth options can feel constricted. But at Better Births London we give you the knowledge you need to be able to articulate your wishes and act as an active participant in your care.
It is essential that you feel confident to take control of your journey to parenthood, making decisions that are right for you and for your family. At Better Births London we cut through the jargon, and break down all of the options available to you at every stage of the journey, promoting choice and personalisation.
With years of experience, we can absolutely relate to the complex experience many people have during their journey to parenthood. We have the courage to question and skills to empower that will leave you feeling supported and confident to achieve the experience you want. We’re with you every step of the way.
Knowledge truly is power and at Better Births London it is fundamental that you are given up to date information based on the best available evidence. Only with this you are then able to make confident, informed decisions leaving you feeling in control of your experience. Information is shared in a variety of forms to suit your needs.
Meet the team
Co-founder, Locum NHS midwife
Over her ten years in the profession, Leila has worked within all maternity settings – from delivering babies on the high risk labour ward to caring for women in the low risk birth centre.
She currently works clinically as a locum community midwife for the NHS, however her true passion is providing continuity for people throughout their journey to parenthood – from pregnancy to postnatal care. She especially enjoys providing breastfeeding support in the early postnatal period – as we all know it’s a lot tougher than we think, and no matter how many books you read, or how many women you speak to, you never truly ‘get it’ until your baby is in your arms … screaming! Leila’s biggest professional achievement was attending the birth of Katie’s children! 2 moments in her life that she will never forget and always cherish!
Katie started her midwifery journey in 2010. She worked as a community midwife for many years prior to taking her maternity leave in 2019 and returning to a senior midwifery role in change management. Following a second maternity leave she is now the Maternal Medicine Specialist midwife at a busy London Hospital.
Coming from a Sociology background, Katie is passionate about how the experience of pregnancy and childbirth impacts women, both physically and emotionally – and believes that with the right preparation and support, you are more likely to look back positively on your birth experience. Having recently achieved the birth of her dreams for the second time, she is a huge advocate of hypnobirthing. Ask her anything, and she’ll gladly share the reality of her experience of labour and birth!
Empower women’s health and make a meaningful impact! Join our team where your expertise and compassion create positive birth experiences. Get in touch now to be part of a community committed to nurturing new beginnings!
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