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