Our midwives

Elsie Gayle

Registered Nurse, Registered Midwife Aquanatal Instructor, Baby Massage Teacher

Elsie is a midwife in independent practice. UK-trained, she has worked with diverse communities in the Caribbean and Africa and the United Kingdom.

Her NHS practice incorporated both low and high medical and social risk mothers. She has developed and delivered several bespoke antenatal and postnatal parent preparation programmes within the voluntary sector; working with a wide variety of families.

Currently leading on volunteer community engagement with users of maternity services, she is working with midwife colleagues to create and sustain services which are both safe for, and improve the outcomes of, all childbearing women and their families.

Julia Brown

Registered Nurse, Registered Midwife Aquanatal Instructor, Aromatherapist Lactation Consultant

Julia is a midwife with over 29 years'experience working within the NHS and inner-city Birmingham. She has worked with diverse communities and has experience of working with mothers with low and high medical/social risk factors. Her most recent job before joining Mimosa is as an Early Years Commissioning Manager in Public Health where she gained a wide breadth of knowledge and skills in needs assessments and public health commissioning.

As a city lead on breastfeeding and a lactation consultant she engaged with families and service providers to improve breastfeeding services across the city; she is currently working part-time in the voluntary sector, as a Doula Co-ordinator, to improve outcomes for vulnerable pregnant women and their families.

Michelle Richards

Registered Nurse RN Registered Midwife RM Qualified Teacher PGCE Infant Massage Instructor

Michelle is a midwife with 14 years' midwifery experience. She embarked on this career path due to her desire to care for people in a professional capacity but she has always had a special interest in the care of women and babies. She has a strong passion and drive to give women a positive pregnancy and birth experience that they will never forget and she believes that every woman deserves this no matter what her circumstances.

Most of her midwifery career has been spent caring for women during the intrapartum period and she has cared for women with both low risk pregnancy and complex higher risk pregnancies; including those with chronic medical complications.

She also has significant experience of working in social care and has supported many families in difficult situations.

She is currently working in a Children's Centre and has spent the last 3 years supporting women and their families during the antenatal and postnatal period. She has set up and continues to run a number of projects, including early antenatal classes preparing women for the exciting journey of pregnancy.

Additionally she runs a number of baby groups which support breastfeeding women and offer a unique support and advice network for women during the first year of baby's life.

Her particular interest is in promoting good mental health and supporting families affected by postnatal depression.

As a qualified baby massage instructor she also offers baby massage.

Sharon Scott

Sharon V. Scott RN, RM, DPSM, BSC (Hons)

'Fearfully and wonderfully made' (Psalm 139 verse 14) is the description of the human body in the Holy Writ; and having spent many years caring for and teaching about this 'masterpiece' of design, I wholeheartedly agree with this Divinely inspired quote.

In her career as a Registered Nurse and Midwife Sharon has worked in a busy inner-city hospital where she had the privilege of caring for people from a diversity of cultures, beliefs, faiths, socio-economic and educational backgrounds. In the last few years she has worked as a lecturer; this gave her the opportunity to utilise the wealth of knowledge that she acquired from her nursing, midwifery and personal experiences.

Her desire is to continue to share her knowledge and skills with colleagues, pregnant women and their families and also those who are aspiring to join the future generation of nurses and/or midwives.

Yvonne Whyte

Registered Nurse (non-practising), Registered Midwife

Yvonne is a competent multi-skilled and highly trained midwife in independent practice with extensive experience developed over a number of years. Following a very successful NHS career where she led a Hospital 'continuity of care' team, and then latterly as delivery suite co-ordinator in a highly medicalised inner-city maternity unit, Yvonne has made an easy and welcome transition to becoming an independent midwife giving fully holistic care to clients.

She is qualified in the following:

  • Full body massage
  • Baby massage
  • Indian head massage
  • Aromatherapy
  • Reflexology