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About Us

My Expert Midwife

The My Expert Midwife team combines the knowledge and experience of Lesley Gilchrist – registered, practising midwife, media midwifery expert, Baby Show speaker and ‘One Born Every Minute’ UK TV personality – and Claire Charlton – pre, post-natal and baby massage specialist.

Both mums to two children - with direct experience of difficulties following childbirth - Claire met Lesley whilst looking for a more positive birth experience with her second child. As well as becoming firm friends, they quickly realised that they shared a joint passion - along with sport and family life - for educating women about the reality and side effects of becoming a mum. After identifying a need, as well as a gap in the market, Claire and Lesley have spent three years developing a practical solution to the taboos that surround pregnancy, childbirth and beyond. My Expert Midwife was born.

Lesley’s EXPERT experience:

MSc in Clinical Research Methods (the effects and treatment of birth trauma, anxiety and depression)
Dip HE Nursing
BSc (Hons) Midwifery Studies
Post Graduate practitioner in Newborn Examination
Registered Midwife, Nursing & Midwifery Council
Registered with Independent Midwives U.K.
Registered hypnobirthing teacher


Claire’s EXPERT experience:

ITEC Diploma in Holistic Massage
APNT Well Mother Massage & Pregnancy Diploma
Baby Massage Instructor
Post Graduate Diploma in Oncology Massage
Paediatric First Aid
Registered member of the CThA