Mal Soomessur

An Independent Midwife practising in London, Essex and Hertfordshire

A Practicing Associate of INDEPENDENT MIDWIVES ASSOCIATION based on the borders of East London and Essex - serving Hertfordshire, East, South, North and some parts of West London.

I offer a consultation visit at a time that suits you and your partner. This visit gives you the opportunity to discuss your requirements and decide if we could work together. I charge a nominal fee for this visit that is refunded if you book with me. If you decide that I am the right midwife for you, we will then arrange to meet for a booking visit.


About me


My 37 years of experience as a midwife has taken me from being a clinical midwife to senior leadership roles within the NHS, which was a wonderful journey.  Some 15 years ago I made the decision to become an Independent Midwife - preferring more hands on, one-to-one relationships with the women and their families.  I am caring, easy-going, flexible and passionate about my work - where my role is to empower and support you through your journey into motherhood.

I specialise in home births, water births, VBAC, twin birth at home and happy to advocate for you in hospital if you wish to birth in hospital.

I am happy to support you to birth in both hospital and in your home and have particular experience in facilitating water births, twin births and breech births. I enjoy getting to know women and their families and always feel very honoured to be a part of an amazing journey unique to each woman and her family.

My role as a midwife is to empower a woman to believe in her body and follow her own intuition. I support the informed choices that women make for themselves, their babies and their families and place enormous value in the support a woman needs in the first four weeks of her baby’s life as this helps with the smooth transition into parenthood.

I value the support of my colleagues in the practice and have a wonderful working relationship with the team.  London Birth Practice.


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