‘I saw your Dad this morning walking William in his pram‘ – a regular call to Anna, as she skids into school to collect 4 year old Betsy. It seems much of the Ribble Valley spots this Grandad, as he treads the country lanes with the boy, And William is often in the arms of his Daddy too – as Anna and I work and plan for the exciting times ahead. My, we need all the help we can get! It’s been a few weeks since we launched our site, and the beginning of our journey working together as a mother-daughter midwife team. Bringing our experience and knowledge together has been a joy, lots of fun, and the whole family has rallied round to help with childcare, chauffeuring, and cooking! It’s all coming together, and we’re delighted.
Helping others to shine…
In short, our commitment and drive is to optimise maternity care so that mothers and babies have the best start to family life. We feel we can do this by supporting those who serve childbearing women, in their daily work. We want to be a conduit to help future and current midwives to shine, to succeed in their work and careers – to fulfil dreams, whatever they may be. As midwives we’ve both had enormous opportunities to develop, and we will always be thankful for that. We remember vividly those who guided and inspired us. We have also experienced difficult times, and we equally remember individuals who made our hearts sink. We have learnt from both experiences, and these are shaping our future plans.
In the meantime, we are keen to spotlight individuals who are trying to make a difference, or who have a story to tell, to help others. Check out our previous blog posts for ‘Shining the light on’ and ‘In conversation with’ features, and if you feel you’ve want to share your work or ideas, please get in touch, we would LOVE to hear from you…..
And Anna’s #SundaySummaries have been a HUGE success. Hmmmm…..so you may be wondering what all the fuss is about, and here’s an explanation. As busy mother and daughter midwives, we’ve often been left in the dark when it comes to keeping up to date at work, on general matters relating to maternity care and midwifery. As the editor of The Practising Midwife, Anna keeps reasonably well-informed on current national and international issues, so she decided to synthesise relevant topics into snappy,, bite-sized sections, and deliver them to all subscribers of this website.
The response has been overwhelming.
‘Congrats to you both. Another very current and interesting summary update of events. Love the format that you use, current info delivered in simple yet informative format, much easier to read than a journal, and very up to date…….’
‘I just love the layout and content of your page. All I need now is a few hours to read through it all. Well done’
Over the summer, we’ll be sharing some more exciting news with you. We’re BURSTING to tell you! We’ve been collaborating with student midwives, midwives, doulas, obstetricians, leaders and many more – so stay with us if you can!
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I am currently a Post RN student midwife, I have been following you since I heard you speak at the Resilience conference in April
You are an inspirational lady and midwife.
I enjoy reading my email from Sheena and Anna on a Sunday. So compact but so informative.
Thank you so much.
Ah thank you Sharon! Your comment popped in as I was working on the site – what a lovely surprise. You are very kind, and we appreciate your feedback. Good luck in your studies, and keep in touch, Sheena x
I feel I need some inspiration! Been a midwife for 12 years and feel so upset that our profession is going through some changes downsizing and closing units
It’s hard for all in the profession and I need to get some inspiration back as I try to re kindle why I entered into this profession in the first place
Hi Paula, yes I agree there are some worrying actions, and midwives are feeling pressured and vulnerable. We really hope we can help in some way. I hope we can inspire you! Keep in touch 🙂
You two could rule the world. Great venture and best wishes to you both.
Sheena we need a proper catch up.
What a lovely comment Marian, thank you …YES we need to catch up soon!