Your Pregnancy, Your Midwife, Your Choice
I was only 22 and just fount out I was pregnant with my first baby. I didn’t really know what to do so went to the doctors and got told all about the One to One services. I didn’t have a clue who they were but self referred and was then just playing the waiting game to hear from them with more information. Well, when that phone rang I spoke to such a lovely lady called Coral, who booked my first home visit.
I got in touch with ‘One to One’ when I first discovered I was pregnant, following a recommendation from one of my best friends who were also using the service. Being a first-time mum, I didn’t know what to expect from pregnancy but from my first appointment with the lovely Donna, both myself and partner were put at ease and had everything explained as to what we could expect over the next 9 months.
After a wonderful experience using One to One 3 years ago, I didn’t hesitate to contact them again when I found out I was expecting for the second time.
All of the prenatal care from the scans to the regular check-ups are provided in familiar and comfortable settings, and seeing the same midwife at home regularly makes the whole process far less daunting, and they always involve the rest of the family which I loved.
So, my perfect little boy is 3 months old now and finally tonight sitting down and looking at him I decided to write this.
I was given a leaflet at an early scan about One to One and decided I would have a look into it. Anyway, I called One to One and was told a midwife (Catherine) would come to see me, they assured me if I wasn’t happy I could easily say, and another midwife would see me, this was never an issue.
I was introduced to One to One through Facebook and as soon as I met Rachel I knew I had made the right decision.
From the very first appointment, Rachel was there to answer all my questions and give me all the information I needed. I wanted a home birth and straight away, Rachel made me feel at ease about this and answered all my questions.
At my first appointment I met my wonderful midwife, Kim, in my own home at a time that was suitable for me.
Alex (my husband) and I weren’t sure of dates, but Kim said we’d get a better idea at my first scan. My pregnancy journey was such a special time and as I neared closer to my due date of 24th November, we completed a hypnobirthing class which was delivered by Kim.
Finally I have managed to grab 5 minutes to share my story, I currently have a 3-year old little boy and a little girl who is 6 weeks old.
My experience started at just 5 weeks from a phone call from Lucy Nuttall to arrange my first appointment. She was friendly, informative and easy to chat with. We met on an evening so my husband would be home and
After my first birth in hospital and it being quite traumatic for me, even though it would have been classed as a perfect labour, I knew I didn’t want that to happen again and decided to go with One to One Midwives.
My first meeting with my midwife Debi Brunt went amazingly, the ease of the midwife coming to your house where you are comfortable makes life so much easier.
After a very straight forward labour with my beautiful daughter Daisy (in a midwife led unit), when I became pregnant with my second child I was very keen on the idea of a home birth.
I heard about One to One through a friend and signed up around 25 weeks.
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