Louise, Paul, Edison and baby Ada

Louise I first met Jo at a particularly low point in my first pregnancy, I was struggling as I desperately wanted a home birth and came up against a few obstacles with the NHS. I must point out I am a big fan of the NHS, but sadly on this particular occasion, due to constraints on midwives, I wasn’t given the care and attention I should have been given. At around 32 weeks I was fortunate enough to have an antenatal appointment with Jo, I walked in utterly deflated and she instantly sensed my frustration and just “got” how and …

Heather and baby Elsie

Being a first-time mum I was naturally unsure about what to expect from birth. But Emily, from the word go, made me feel relaxed and in control. No question was ever silly and I knew I was in safe hands. I had a great pregnancy and even when my daughter decided to arrive 8 days late, Emily’s support allowed me to stay calm despite being huge and uncomfortable in the middle of a heat wave! I had some concerns at 40 weeks and the hospital wanted to induce me, but Emily was there to support me. She gave me all …

Kelly, Alex and baby Ottilie

The moment I met Emily, I knew this was going to be a very different birth journey. Emily was my midwife for my third baby. Having the same midwife for every single visit makes such a difference, you really feel like she understands you and your family. Being a working mum of two already, having someone fitting around our needs made everything so much less stressful. I loved that the whole family were involved in Emily’s visits to our home, the children listened to their sister’s heartbeat and were so much part of the pregnancy journey. I’ll never forget them …