Dianne Garland

FRCM SRN RM ADM PGCEA MSc

Midwifery Consultant

Dianne’s passion for midwifery began in 1983 when she qualified at Queen Charlotte’s Hospital, London. Her subsequent energy and enthusiasm for developing and expanding a new practice led her towards teaching about waterbirth in 1989; a subject which has remained extremely close to her heart ever since. Having spent over 40 years in the NHS she decided to start her own company in 2005, MidwifeExpert, which allowed her the freedom to explore midwifery with a global perspective whilst focussing upon areas of practice innovation, development and education. Dianne works clinically in a local hospital supporting low and high complex mothers and babies through childbirth.

Through MidwifeExpert, Dianne continues to expand her horizons;  lecturing and consulting internationally as well as offering other specialist services such as Expert Legal Witness and Care Quality Commission Inspections. She currently holds professional roles within respected public and private bodies including APEC (Action on PreEclampsia), NICE UK, Gentle Birth Guardian Education, Waterbirth International (USA), Wenzhou Oriental Maternity Unit (China), Wellness Mother and Baby Hyderabad (India) and advisory panel for MMF.

Over the years Dianne has had 4 books published,( Waterbirth – an attitude to care edition 1 and 2 , Revisiting waterbirth – and attitude to care) and a new version of ‘Revisiting waterbirth – an attitude to care,’  Palgrave.2017. Dianne continues to write numerous articles, drawing equally on her vast experience and vital up-to-date clinical knowledge brought about by maintaining her revalidation to this day.

In 2019 Dianne was awarded RCM fellowship for her worldwide contribution to waterbirth research, teaching and clinical work.