I am a British midwife and mother of three wonderful boys, who were born at home with midwives. One sometimes hears birth workers say that the first birth is long, the second fast and the third is the wild card, or anyone’s guess! The births of our babies followed a similar path, each beautiful, in their own, unique way.
My hopes to work with women and babies were laid down early, as a child. As soon as I learned that women could have babies, I wanted to have my own and catch all of the others! I had a strong sense that women were special and powerful, I was glad to be a girl and sad for boys who would never experience pregnancy and childbirth firsthand! I was fascinated every time I saw a pregnant mother and wanted to know her story. This intrigue was there from my earliest memories and I sometimes wonder if it has been passed on from my grandmother, who worked as a midwife in India for 43 years.
I was born in England and grew up in Oxford. After high school, I went to Champneys College, Hertfordshire, where I studied holistic health care, massage and aromatherapy. I enjoyed imparting my knowledge of healthy living and making a difference in women’s lives. I found that women would openly share their thoughts and birth experiences with me during appointments. I enjoyed listening and learning. Several of my clients were midwives and when I expressed an interest in the profession, each one encouraged me and commented that I would make a good midwife and bring valuable skills to mothers and babies. I needed to spend more time working closely with families to be sure about embarking on a career change. I signed up with the London Maternity Nurse Company and worked as a maternity nurse facilitating the transition to parenthood, helping with breastfeeding and caring for the newborn.
I absolutely love working with Parveen. My client had a wonderful experience and as a doula and birth professional Parveen treated me beautifully. I recommend her to everyone!
We were so blessed by Parveen's attentive and compassionate care. From our first appointment it felt like she was an extension of our family. She provided amazing support during my (rather quick and intense) labor. I'm so thankful for her. She is a truly gifted midwife.
Parveen is one amazing lady! She was there for my third birth, and helped me get through a tough labor (due to my babe switching to an undesirable position last minute, and then coming a little earlier than expected). I felt really empowered by her strong, yet very compassionate presence. There's just something about her that is incredibly calming and reassuring. We remember our beautiful birth with fond memories, thanks to the care we received from Parveen. Prepare to be pampered, mamas!
Parveen and the midwifery model of supporting a pregnancy from conception to postpartum is so wonderfully different than the medical care we are used to in the US. I have had Parveen with me for our last two babies, after working with doctors and hospital nurse midwives in my previous pregnancies. Since Parveen was educated and started her career in the UK, where midwifery is the standard of care, Parveen has attended many, many births. She is skilled, knowledgable, and genuinely cares for mum AND baby. My husband's father is an OB/GYN- you may imagine how good one would have to be to make him MORE comfortable with a midwife than in a hospital. While making the decision to have our babies at home was at first a leap, now we couldn't even imagine having a baby without Parveen in our home!
If you are hoping for a home birth Parveen Kelly is your best pick. I have been a labor doula for over 25 years and have never seen a more professional or higher skilled midwife anywhere. Parveen has the medical skill, expertise and the confidence to know when to sit back and watch what happens and when to step in and help guide things along. Parveen absolutely knows how to trust birth but has the ability to respect it when she needs to use her medical skills. She is gentle, kind and honest. Her 'mommas and babies' love her!! She is always willing to explain things along the way and keeps mom informed as to how things are going. I have known many birth workers in my years in the field but I believe Parveen Kelly has a passion for birthing moms like none other and she has the training and experience to back it up. (Not only is she a joy to be around but her growing up in Oxford England she is a lot of fun to just listen to. )
My husband and I absolutely LOVE Parveen! We have had 2 babies with her. Parveen and her birth assistants were amazing. I had an instant connection with Parveen when I first met her. We would not have been able to do a homebirth with our last child if it wasn't for her. She has been a true blessing to our family. I highly recommend her and I plan on definitely using her again for our future babies.
After 9 hospital births, I experienced my first home birth last year with Parveen. Her level of care, attention, answers to our concerns and questions were far superior to anything I had experienced before. The prenatal and postnatal visits are thorough, not rushed, and so educational. I honestly can't recommend her highly enough!
Parveen offers such a uniquely varied skill set that I don't think it is possible to experience the same quality of care with any other provider. Her training and certification in the UK gave her the best clinical insight, but her knowledge of infant massage, skillful use of homeopathics, and personal devotion to her faith round her out to give her an entirely holistic approach to childbirth. Among other things, Parveen coached me to improve some weaknesses in my diet, find me a prenatal vitamin that was easier on my system, gave me homeopathics to stop my vomiting during labor, another to stop anxiety attacks I felt with contractions, coached my stalling labor back into action, taught me how to massage my baby for extra bonding, made me laugh, and even, once, told me to go to the hospital (for some concerning signs of preterm labor---she knows what necessitates medical intervention and is not threatened by that). This midwife is the real deal. Under Parveen's care, I was able to relax and enjoy pregnancy, birth, and baby. Dealing with one practitioner is so refreshing---no billing hiccups or retelling your story to each practitioner in the rotation. And the best part is that she really cares about you!
We were so pleased with our experience working with Parveen for our last baby. What an incredible model of care she provides in comparison to the busy OB office care we received with our older two children! She truly cares about each family she works with, and gently works to educate mothers on lifestyle choices to support a healthy pregnancy and prepare for an enjoyable delivery. For me, the most significant benefit of having Parveen serving us was the level of intimacy and trust that I felt with her... which is so very important for mothers as they enter into the major life event of childbirth!
My husband and I love Parveen as a midwife and friend. We highly recommend her over any other midwife and wish we still lived close enough for her to deliver our third baby. She rocks! This woman walks the talk and is the gold standard of care.
Parveen is an amazing midwife! She took the time to listen to all of my questions and concerns! Even when I had a medical concern come up at the end of my pregnancy, Parveen was by my side until after we brought our baby home. Parveen will be my go to with my next pregnancy.
Our birth experience with Parveen was wonderful. She was very attentive and patient. Our baby was a big one by my first 4 babies' standards, and I was hesitant to push with this one, but she worked with my husband and the whole birth team to get me through transition and into pushing, so we could hold our beautiful baby boy. Thank you, Parveen.
Parveen has been an amazing midwife for our family! As others have said, she has an immense store of knowledge and a warm, calm, confident personality that, combined, make for an excellent birth experience. She made having a homebirth like a dream. I highly recommend her!
My home birth with Parveen Kelly was a dream come true! From the prenatal home visits through the birth itself to the post-birth care, I put complete trust in the professional ability and personal care of Parveen. I had had four other children previously with other providers, (and they were good!), but the personal attention Parveen gave me, my baby and even my husband was something I didn't even think possible. She respected us and our needs and concerns so genuinely and never compromised the highest standards of care. She is a truly amazing woman, and a real gift to any woman who is so blessed to have her assistance in bringing a baby into the world. I will gladly speak to anyone and answer any questions you may have if you'd like. if you are considering Parveen. Ask her for my email or number
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Parveen! She was my midwife when I had my son at home. She is so knowledgeable and reassuring! I felt so cared for and important. I recommend her services wholeheartedly to any woman planning a home birth!
I have been blessed to have Parveen at my last three births. She brings a gentle, and calming presence along with incredible expertise. She is truly a gift to pregnant mamas and their families.
There are no words to describe what a blessing Parveen is to any family welcoming a new life into the world. If you have the great honor and privilege of welcoming her into your home to care for you through pregnancy, birth, and postpartum, you have received a priceless gift from an amazing person and professional. Her skill, kindness, gentle nature, and warmth will light up your life in a way that is indescribable. As someone who has been both her patient and who has worked alongside her at births as a humble doula, I can say definitively that her skill and brilliance is unparalleled. Not only does she know so much, has a calm and tender touch, and great patience, she is also filled with a love and reverence for birth and new life, and it shows in everything she does. Whenever I have a chance to spend time with her, I feel so blessed. Our family will always be grateful for the care she gave, and I can only hope and pray that she is able to come to more births in our home--and if not, that I may accompany her to births in other peoples' homes, so I may see her at work again. She is a most amazing midwife!
We are so grateful for Parveen and her personal, yet professional and respectful model of care. She caught two of our babies. Both experiences were richly blessed. She is spot on when it comes to birth and babies, and she's British! Who wouldn't want a British midwife?! Call the midwife, mamas out there. Parveen is the best of the best.
I am a childbirth educator, RN and La Leche League Leader. We had two previous natural births (one in the hospital and one at home) and while they were good experiences we knew we wanted something a little better and different for our third pregnancy. Parveen was recommended to us by a friend and we liked her instantly. She took great care of us during my third pregnancy and birth and we benefited greatly from her calm demeanor and deep wisdom. She is relaxed and cheerful and our appointments were very enjoyable. She is also confident and decisive when situations call for it and I trust her immensely. I am so grateful for our lovely experience with her and would recommend her to family and friends in an instant. The Virginia birth community is lucky to have her!
I met Parveen when I was pregnant with baby #1. I have had 3 babies and all with Parveen as my midwife. She has always been knowledgeable, supportive, and caring and I cannot imagine having a baby without her!
I cannot recommend Parveen enough! We had Parveen attend our first birth, and with our second we had moved out of state. But we had such a great experience and relationship with her that we temporarily moved back at the end of my pregnancy so that we could work with her for our second birth. She's attentive, knowledgeable, and nurturing. I can't imagine having anyone else help me bring my children into this world!
We absolutely love Parveen very dearly! She was there for us for the birth of our last three babies and I can't imagine not having her! She understands me so well and was very in tune with how I needed to give birth. She made it possible to give me the safe, calm, and respectful environment that I needed to bring our babies earth side. I have very fond memories of my births with Parveen, they empowered me as a woman and as a mother. I'm eternally grateful for the services provided by Parveen, she is such an invaluable blessing to have during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. She was the very first person I contacted when I found out I was pregnant every time, to ask her if she was available in 9 months!! If we're blessed with more children I wouldn't hesitate to ask her if she could join us again!! Thank you for all you do Parveen!!! You are so very appreciated!!!
We had an amazing home birth experience with Parveen that couldn't have been any more perfect. It was evident from our very first meeting with her that her knowledge and abilities were exceptional and we had no doubt she was the best midwife we could find. Her caring smile and confident touch made us feel very comfortable and she was very professional throughout the entire time we were under her care. We cannot say enough good things about Parveen and we would highly recommend her services to anyone looking for a midwife.
Parveen is the BEST! She was with me for the birth of my 4th child (my first home birth) and she was awesome!!! I struggled with a long hard labor and was extremely tense. She was able to help me relax by getting me into a few positions that were relaxing and her words were so encouraging. She has been my sister's midwife for two births (which I was honored to be at) and her care was gentle, caring, personal, and yet very professional. We both felt safe, affirmed, and supported in our births while in her care.
We really enjoyed having Parveen as our midwife! She is so knowledgeable on birth and everything that goes along with it. She has a calm, sweet manner and a true love for mommas and babies! Thank you Parveen!