Testimonials

Jennifer, Robert and baby Vivienne

Born March 2018

Both Jo and Emily assisted Jennifer with the arrival of her baby girl – assuaging fears, promoting confidence and building a friendship in the process.

Jennifer

Having a private midwife was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I was apprehensive about pregnancy and birth due to bad experiences close friends and family have had.

My community midwife was unable to give the time I needed to discuss my concerns and overcome them. Jo spent the time in our appointments educating me on the physiology, assuaging fears and promoting a positive birth. Over the weeks I became more relaxed and confident about my abilities and choices around birthing!

 

Having a private midwife was one of the best decisions I have ever made

Having Emily at my birth in addition to the hospital midwives was an amazing support to my husband and I. Just knowing she was there made us both feel at ease, and when I had complications with the third stage she was able to keep me calm, focused and feeling safe.

On top of this the aftercare from both Jo and Emily was invaluable. They were never far away with well scheduled visits and communication by phone and text. Without the regular reassurance and support they provided I would have most certainly given up breastfeeding my baby girl, which I love still being able to do 9 weeks later.

Having Emily at my birth in addition
to the hospital midwives was an amazing support to my husband and I, just knowing she was there made us both feel at ease

The care we all received – my husband, daughter and I – was fabulous and made a life changing event truly wonderful and memorable. I feel like I have gained friendships as part of the experience and will call on them if we have another baby.

Robert

As the husband, I can testify that Riverside Midwives provide a level of assurance necessary to ensure a calm and measured lead up to such an amazing and life-changing experience.

During the labour, Emily’s continued support and guidance, in addition to the NHS midwife, yielded a dynamic that enabled me, as a husband, to focus solely on my wife and be with her step-by-step whilst our private midwife stayed in tune with the medical progression of the labour.

Riverside Midwives are an “additional MUST” to your NHS Midwife!

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