Birthing with Grace

Independent midwifery services and classes
for parents-to-be and professionals

Independent Midwifery ServicesClasses, Workshops & Events

I’m Nicky Grace, an experienced independent midwife supporting gentle home births. 

Between October 2018 and October 2021 I am undertaking a PhD at the University of Nottingham. While I’m doing this, I am booking a limited number of clients so please get in touch at the earliest possible stage to avoid disappointment. I offer a range of independent midwifery services, and I also offer courses and workshops for parents-to-be and birth professionals.

Like all independent midwives, I work completely outside the NHS. Many women who book with me have some limited contact with NHS maternity services, for instance if they wish to have scans and blood tests and/or wish to see a consultant obstetrician. However, I can conduct all midwifery care outside the NHS if this is required and any tests can be carried out privately. I do recommend that in an emergency at a home birth we transfer to an NHS hospital but would always accompany you if this was the case.

Please a look round the website for more information about my services and about independent midwifery.

Nicky Grace

Nicky Grace

Independent Midwifery Services in Nottingham and the East Midlands

Experience the benefits of one-to-one midwifery care with an experienced independent midwife

Kind words from clients

We just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for all the support, care and love throughout our pregnancy, birth and after birth of our baby boy… you are totally AMAZING and we are very lucky to have found you and have you in our lives during a very important part of our journey…we hope you are able to join us on special events to continue to watch our boy grow up, he needs to know the fantastic person who helped his parents all the way for his safe arrival. We couldn’t imagine this journey without you.

– Love Nim & Rik xxx

We had 2 fantastic births thanks to you and your knowledge & support (and obviously the efforts of my hardcore better half)
I did the easy bit and just watched.

– Andy Hoe and Sarah Dryden

My previous births were traumatic and I needed to find someone who would support a gentle approach. My birth choices would not have been possible with the NHS and the connection and trust that I built with Nicky allowed me to have a peaceful but powerful birth.

– Jane Legg

As a midwife Nicky is amazing. She walked alongside me through 2 challenging pregnancies, always supporting my choices whilst still holding her professional standards high. She gave me confidence in my ability to make my own decisions about what I wanted for the births even though I was going against standard medical advice in my choices. She was such a part of it all for me and for my family too, always including the children in ante-natal visits and making it fun for them. I think my experiences of the two pregnancies and births would have been very different without Nicky supporting me all the way through. She is wonderful. You will not regret making her a part of the circle of support surrounding you at this very important time in your life.
– Kara McArdle

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Latest Articles

January 2018 Midwifery services update

I'm very happy to confirm that I'm now able to continue with full independent midwifery practice (including attending births) in Nottingham and throughout the East Midlands including Derby, Leicester, Lincoln - even Peterborough, Sheffield and Doncaster...

Midwifery Services update

I'm delighted to have updated my website so that it reflects the independent midwifery services I'm offering in the Nottingham, Derby, Doncaster, Sheffield, Leicester and Lincoln areas. I'm still doing lots of exciting work on the training and birth...

Welcome to Birthing with Grace

Welcome to my brand new website and new aspect to my independent midwifery business - Birthing with Grace. I'm offering antenatal classes (birth preparation) for parents-to-be and lots of other holistic services for parents and birth workers. I hope you...

January 2018 Midwifery services update

I'm very happy to confirm that I'm now able to continue with full independent midwifery practice (including attending births) in Nottingham and throughout the East Midlands including Derby, Leicester, Lincoln - even Peterborough, Sheffield and Doncaster...

Midwifery Services update

I'm delighted to have updated my website so that it reflects the independent midwifery services I'm offering in the Nottingham, Derby, Doncaster, Sheffield, Leicester and Lincoln areas. I'm still doing lots of exciting work on the training and birth...

Welcome to Birthing with Grace

Welcome to my brand new website and new aspect to my independent midwifery business - Birthing with Grace. I'm offering antenatal classes (birth preparation) for parents-to-be and lots of other holistic services for parents and birth workers. I hope you...

Sorry, your home birth is cancelled …

The woman and her partner have spent months planning this baby’s birth. She has attended hypnobirthing, or pregnancy yoga, or NCT. She has hired or bought a birthing pool. The room has been lovingly prepared with soft lighting to encourage oxytocin flow, the...