Steph – Resident Midwife

I trained as a Midwife at Teesside university and have been qualified for nearly 9 years.

My passion has always been midwifery, from a young age I knew it was what I wanted to do. I’ve worked primarily on Delivery Suite and this is where I love. The pace, the buzz, the unknown of what the day will bring makes no two days the same and ensures there is never a dull moment bringing babies into the world!  Everyday I’m able build relationships with women at their most vulnerable, to support and guide them through one of the most special times in their lives and it is such a privilege. The most challenging aspects of the job are the moments which are not so joyous; the complications, the bereavements, the sadness. But still being able to support these families and help in any way is also an incredible privilege.

At home I am happily married and a Mam to 2 boys who keep me on my toes! Alongside my professional midwifery experience, I also have personal experience of prematurity and life with a baby on the neonatal unit; my first son was born spontaneously at 33 weeks and spent 12 days in NNU, requiring transfer between units in the region. I also understand the difficulty of planning a second child when you’ve had a premature baby before and the subsequent impact this has on the family and the pregnancy.

Facts & Figures

79% of parents said a neonatal stay affected their mental health

Leo’s saw a 337% increase in need due to COVID-19

Did you know, reading to your baby in the NICU helps their development?

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