Undisturbed Birthing is the concept by which Oxford based independent private midwife Lou Pouget and her partner Frances Barnsley practice. Lou and Frances offer a range of private midwife services to expectant mothers in Oxford and Gloucestershire. While childbirth can never truly be painless, Lou and Frances can teach you techniques that will allow you to focus on the amazing experience and pleasure that childbirth can bring.

Independent Midwife Oxford

Lou has been a midwife in Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire for over 15 years and is now able to offer you all her experience as an independent midwife, thereby providing you with a personal service that the NHS is unable to offer. Lou will be your 'named' midwife and be able to give you continuity of care from first meeting to post birth check-ups. You will be able to contact her 24hrs a day should you need to.

Frances is based in Kingham and has for many years run The Chipping Norton Maternity Unit until she retired and has been working hard in Mongolia and Burma to increase awareness/educate traditional birth attendants. Many people will know Frances who has delivered several generations in the Chippy area!

Due to Lou's increased workload she has been persuaded to join forces and offer her services as an Independent Midwife!! We are both thrilled to be working together again after a challenging time NOT working together!! Frances also offers a 'night midwife' service! If you feel you need some rest and recuperation would it be of help to have a qualified midwife/lactation expert on hand so you can maybe settle into some sort of vague routine?!? Do ring for more information.

Lou and Frances also offer these other services: -


HypnoBirthing® is a programme of deep relaxation, self hypnosis and education.

Infant Massage Instructor

You and your baby communicate with all senses, smell, sight, taste, hearing and especially touch.

Birth Preparation Classes

Private classes to include the birth process, breathing, massage, role of the partner, practical babycare and parenting skills.