Meet The Midwives

We are experienced midwives and hypnobirthing practitioners. Since 2009, several midwives have been part of the bumps ‘n’ babies team over the years, all  passionate about supporting couples to have a positive birth and transition to parenthood.

We pride ourselves on providing a quality, personalised service. The couples we teach report how much they appreciate being taught by experienced midwives with knowledge of the local healthcare trusts, and also our honest and realistic approach.

Sharon Rapsey

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  • Registered Midwife. BSc (Hons)
  • Experienced Hypnobirthing Practitioner
  • Founder of bumps’n’babies

Sharon qualified as a midwife in 2004, she has experience of working on labour wards, midwifery led birth units, and in the community including attending home births.  In 2006 she moved to the Costa Blanca, Spain, to work in an internationally renowned hospital. There she promoted natural birth in a highly medicalised environment. When she returned to the UK in 2009 she was inspired to found bumps ‘n’ babies after attending a hypnobirthing home birth. She felt there was something special about this particular birth and wanted to spread the word so that more couples could have a similar positive birth experience. As an experienced hypnobirthing practitioner she has lectured many students, midwives and other health professionals about the benefits of hypnobirthing.

Jade Lavelle 


  • Registered Nurse and Midwife. RM BSc (Hons) RN BSc (Hons)
  • Experienced hypnobirthing Practitioner
  • Hypnobirthing mum of two hypnobabies

Jade has a varied clinical background, starting her professional life as a Staff Nurse caring for renal patients in a busy general hospital. She then retrained to become a midwife in 2010 and has never looked back. Jade adores Midwifery and her passion lies within promoting normal birth.  She has worked in all areas of the hospital, including the Midwifery Led Unit and Labour Ward. She has also worked as a community midwife where she has been lucky enough to care for women choosing to birth their babies at home.

When it came to her own pregnancy, Jade was initially petrified of giving birth. By attending a group course taught by Katheryn, she was able to visualise and realise her body’s potential to birth in a calm and comfortable manner. This resulted in a truly positive, empowering and life changing birth experience (with no pain relief and a simply bouncing baby!)  This continues to be one of Jade’s biggest achievements to date – fuelling her with a passion to support other women in their quest for positive birth – no matter how that is achieved.

We are registered with the NMC, and are members of the RCM and RCN