When I was 19 I was in the midst of a theoretical culture & society degree at university. It was interesting, but from somewhere a nagging thought arrived that I could follow a career path to work with women, from every culture during one of the most pivotal experiences of their lives, becoming a mother. I just could not shake what an incredible and rewarding career this would be. I became obsessed, reading and watching everything and anything I could about midwifery and becoming more and more certain that this was what I needed to be doing with my life. Midwife roughly translates across the world as being ‘with women’ and I knew I wanted to nurture, support and empower women through their journey to motherhood. It was a true calling.
In 2004 my crazed preparation paid off and upon completing my first degree I started my direct entry midwifery BSc. I was nervous and overwhelmed with excitement. What a privilege I was being given. I knew from day one it was exactly what I was meant to do.
Once I gained my qualification, my husband and I made the big move from the Midlands to London and I started working at a landmark hospital as a newly qualified, nervous but enthusiastic midwife.
From 2007 to 2015 I spent over 7 wonderful years working in both the hospital and community settings as a midwife and family nurse. I met hundreds of incredible families and was so blessed to accompany so many women on their journey to motherhood.
During this time, I myself became a mama, twice over and what an incredible readjustment and journey that has been.
We recently moved to Brighton and are loving bringing our little people up by the sea. We have also recently welcomed a new little one to our family, Wilfred, our Brighton baby. I now work as an antenatal teacher for bump & baby club in London and currently have some exciting projects in development stage for next year. Here in Brighton and East Sussex I offer 1:1 / 1:2 classes in antenatal education, hypnobirthing and antenatal refresher courses. The journey continues for this midwife and I feel so incredibly fortunate to have a career I am so passionate about.
Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoy reading these honest pages and hopefully gain some knowledge and insight into pregnancy and parenting.
Best Wishes and Happy Birthing,
Registered Midwife (RM) BSc, Hypnobirthing Midwife (AHBM)Dip
Disclaimer: Although I am a registered midwife and bump and baby club teacher, everything written on the candid midwife blog is of my own personal opinions and experiences. If you have any concerns about your health please do contact your Midwife or Doctor as soon as possible.