About Us

The My Expert Midwife team combines the knowledge and experience of Lesley Gilchrist – registered, practising midwife with experience of private and NHS provision, media midwifery expert and ‘One Born Every Minute’ 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