Victoria Michael & Oscar
- January 22, 2016
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My husband Mike and I decided to find an Independent midwife following my first appointment at my local surgery. Unfortunately by the time I had waited 45 minutes to see the midwife I felt too rushed to ask all the questions I wanted to ask -through no fault of their own the midwives were under staffed and simply trying to see as many mothers-to-be as possible in a short space of time.
I contacted Amelia and when when the three of us met, Mike and I pretty much made up our minds instantly that we would like to work with her. Amelia was very professional and put our minds at rest, letting us ask as many questions as we wanted (no matter how trivial). We loved Amelia’s sense of humour and her straight forward attitude, I asked if I could contact one of her existing clients, which I did and was very happy to hear that she thoroughly recommended Amelia.
I found the monthly and then subsequent weekly visits from Amelia completely re-assuring. In addition, if ever I had any concerns that couldn’t wait, Amelia was always available on the phone. Another huge advantage was that Mike was able to be present at some of the visits asking his own questions (which were usually completely different from mine).
When my due date came and went, rather than having to go into hospital and be induced, Amelia came over to help speed things along more naturally, two days later I started having contractions early in the morning. I phoned Amelia who had already talked me through what I would be experiencing and a few hours later she had arrived (with her own gas and air!) and we were on the way to hospital. Unfortunately it was a long labour but Amelia stayed with Mike and I throughout the night giving us both encouragement and advice throughout. When I was worried about pain relief and the best route to go, Amelia was on hand to help me make decisions without making up my mind for me.
At 10am the following morning, our beautiful son Oscar was born. Amelia stayed with Mike and I in the birthing room and then made sure I was settled in to the ward before going home to get some well deserved rest. I spent one night in hospital and meanwhile Amelia was speaking to Mike to make sure I was OK and arranging to visit when I returned home.
Amelia initially then visited us every 2 days which was so important to us in those incredibly scary early days when you suddenly realise you are completely responsible for another tiny human being. Additionally Amelia was always available on the phone whenever I had concerns, which in that first week was pretty much every day! Amelia not only ensured Oscar was happy and healthy but she made sure I was too.
Mike and I are so grateful for all Amelia’s help and support and wouldn’t hesitate in recommending her.