I started the Modern Midwife because I wanted to have a chance to make an impact on some of the toughest challenges in maternity
The problem for the modern mum is not scarcity of information but all the misinformation that exists from untrusted sources, fake news, social media feeds and adverts. Most of this information is not at the centre of what women need because journalists, influencers and companies often have their own agenda. Most of this information serves the source as opposed to the expectant parents.
Modern mums are faced with an overwhelming amount of options, opinions, advice and complex decisions at such an emotional time. It is really confusing.
I believe that women should not be limited by finances or their personal situation, equality is a must in maternity. Embracing our digital age is a good way to share information, expertise and opinions. Imagine a world in which no one is limited by their circumstances to better understand modern motherhood.
It would affect the entire the human race.
Midwives are on the front line, changing families lives. We have such an important role in society and I truly believe in the coming years us midwives will continue to grow and develop our role.
It has recently being re-recognised that midwifery led care leads to better outcomes, less intervention and more positive memories of birth, but, I appreciate this recognition still receives some barriers and my aim is turn these barriers into open conversations.
We are all one big force and team of midwives that share the same goal and I know we offer an amazing service in the U.K. but there is always room for improvement and discussion around our models of care.
We all have different experiences, stories and ideas about our practice, but Modern Midwifery is all about thinking outside the box and these are the discussions than can lead to policy changes – we have so much to learn from each other.
If you are a “Modern Midwife” and would like to join our next meet up you can find out more here.
Being a midwife is not a job to me, it is really a part of who I am.
I was one of the youngest midwives in the U.K. upon qualification and have worked as a midwife for almost a decade.
Whilst practising midwifery I continued my studies to become a Senior Midwife and also qualified as a PTLLS adult educator.I then travelled to America, across Asia and eventually moved to Australia to practice midwifery internationally.
Creating better sources of information and improving women’s health is my purpose in life.
- Advisor on BBC Radio Woman’s Hour
- Advisor on BBC Radio Cornwall
- Educator for Mothercare
- Volunteer communications partner for Child.org charity
- Blogger for the Huffington post
- Social media influencer
- Expert Speaker
- Writer of clinical guidelines on Neonatal Skincare
- Maternity designer and winner of Devon & Cornwall Venus Awards 2018
- Working midwife NHS
- Winner 30 under 30 Cornwall 2018