This year I will have been an NHS Midwife for 22 years. My self and my husband’s journey to parent hood wasn’t easy. We had 3 rounds of IVF/ ICSI, none of which resulted in a successful pregnancy. In the midst of this my Mum suddenly died. We then went on to go through the interesting adoption screening process and a year later adopted our son and daughter. For the past ten years we have therapeutically supported them and attended many years of therapy sessions with them. When I went to work in the Antenatal Clinic of the Hospital in which I had worked for a long time I recognised a need for real support for perinatal anxiety, birth trauma and injury, miscarriage, fertility journeys and tokophobia. I decided to undertake training in these areas and connect my personal experience of therapy with my experience as a Midwife.
I’m married with 3 sons and always wanted to be a Midwife since the birth of my eldest child, knowing I could give excellent care to women at their most vulnerable time. I qualified in 2009 and have had varying roles in my Midwifery career. For the last few years, I have worked as a Specialist Midwife leading the Maternity Bereavement Service at our local hospital. I’m now ready for the next stage of my career, focusing on continuing support outside of routine Maternity care pathways. We will do our utmost to make a difference to how you may be feeling today and help to move forward.