HI, I'M CLAIRE HARBOTTLE, INDEPENDENT MIDWIFE. Here to support you on your birthing journey


My philosophy is simple: women’s bodies are fantastically designed to create, grow and birth new life. My role is to offer one to one, individualised personal care to support you during this time. I offer an intelligent service which wraps around you and your family seamlessly, integrating with other services as required, so that you can have the best start to your new or newest parenting experience. I work across Yorkshire and the North covering Leeds, York, Harrogate, Hull, Hebden Bridge, Bradford, Halifax, Skipton, Huddersfield, Wakefield, Scarborough, Durham, Darlington, Retford, Manchester, Wilmslow and beyond.

This involves as many visits as you need during your pregnancy, two midwives booked for your homebirth and however many visits you need postnatally until around 6 weeks after birth.


As many visits as you need, birth planning, birth debriefing if appropriate, routine clinical care and evidence-based information giving.


As many visits as you need, with an emphasis on supporting your rest and recovery following birth and your transition into early parenthood, whether this is your first baby or your newest.

Other services

Birth planning sessions, debriefing sessions, belly casting, antenatal classes, placenta printing, photography and birth advocacy.

By providing information and clinical care during relaxed, unhurried and friendly visits, your and your baby’s wellbeing are nurtured, safety is optimised, you are fully able to explore and question your available options at any point. The better prepared and empowered you are, the better the outcomes for both yourself and your baby. By facilitating your control of your pregnancy, birthing and postnatal options and providing nurturing support for your decision-making, I help you to achieve your best potential at the beginning of your parenting journey. As an experienced Midwife and the mother of a daughter, I want to offer you the kind of care I would want for her.


Find out more about my philosophy of care and the different services I offer: Birthing, antenatal and postnatal care, belly casting, placenta printing, birthing photography and advocacy.

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