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The Pregnant Midwife – the first trimester

When I started my midwifery training, I remember our tutor going around the class and having us introduce ourselves. Each person said a little about why they came into midwifery – and several of my colleagues (and later friends) talked passionately about their own birth experiences, good or bad, which led them to exploring midwifery […]

New website launch!

We are super excited about today’s launch of the new North Surrey Midwives website, logo and branding! Huge thanks to the families you will see featured who have allowed us to use some beautiful photos of them and their bumps/babies/births to provide a taste of what we do. A great team is behind this site […]

A week in the life

This week has been a very special week for me as an IM, and I was very honoured and privileged to receive third place in the BJM Community Midwife of the Year awards. It was a spectacular evening hosted by the British Journal of Midwifery and a real highlight in the midwifery year; a time […]

The Midwife’s Bookshelf: Waterbirth

Currently on my bedside table: Waterbirth by Milli Hill Most hospitals now offer water immersion and waterbirth as an option for women. The hospital I trained at even has one available for women to use on its consultant-led labour ward (although I have to say that I hope it is being used more now than it […]

Sharing the Skills: The Pinard

I have two expectations when a student comes to spend some time with me: 1. That they have read Ina May 2. That they are prepared to learn how to use a Pinard (if they are not already practised) When we think of all the technological advancements that have been made in pregnancy and childbirth, […]

Reflections: Postnatal care

So first things first, I am not Angela! I am Angela’s practice partner, Tami, and I joined North Surrey Midwives last year as an independent midwife. It’s been a year now since I spent a week living and working with Angela and getting to know what being an independent midwife (IM) was all about, and […]

New Year Pop

A few months ago, a little add popped up on my computer.  I clicked it away without a thought.  A little later it popped up again; again, I clicked it away, thinking nothing of it other than it ‘being annoying’.  A few days later, sure enough the advert appeared again…. and again…. and again.  I […]

The Midwife’s Bookshelf: Blessings

Ok, hands up – I hate baby showers.  Yes it’s all very nice receiving gifts for the baby, but it feels like the nurture for the mother gets lost somehow.  My friend Keeley is a celebrant and we work together to bring my clients who choose one a ‘blessing way’.  This beautiful ceremony puts the mother in […]