Your Pregnancy, Your Midwife, Your Choice
“The job satisfaction is tremendous. I love being able to provide the continuity of care that every woman should have, and knowing that I have made a real difference to their experience of childbirth.”– Becky Stephens, 23, One to One midwifeI have been with One to One for seven months and in that time I have massively improved my skills as a midwife.
My wife and I first heard about One to One shortly after we found out she was pregnant with our first child over 2 years ago. After looking into it a bit more we knew it was the right choice for us and couldn’t believe it was a free service. From the moment we signed up, our midwife Rachel was exceptional. She was professional, courteous and obviously a subject matter expert,
I’m now 13 weeks down the line with baby Archie who was born on the 18th November 2015.
What an amazing experience all thanks to Karen Fagan and her colleagues at One to One. It all started when mum picked up a leaflet while in the doctors for One to One Midwives after me miscarrying my first baby and going through the worst experience ever. She said,
So, it has taken me a year to finally tell the story of the most amazing experience in my life.
Olle just turned one the other day and I thought it was time to share the adventure.
A friend told me about One to One Midwives and I thought it sounded amazing!
I honestly cannot thank the team at One to One Ellesmere Port for all they have done for me, my partner and my little boy.
I had never heard of One to One before and neither had any of my friends or family so when I found out I was pregnant and searched online for my options in care I was interested in finding out more about their services because I liked the idea of having the continuity of care with familiar faces especially being a first-time mum.
I was first introduced to One to One midwives 4 years ago when I was pregnant with my son, Dougie. I had a wonderful midwife called Tracey and I thought the service was truly amazing. It was my first baby and I had always imagined it would be a hospital birth because ‘that’s what people do’. One to One showed me how it didn’t have to be that way and gave me the power to choose my own birth- I had always felt uncomfortable around hospitals so I opted for a home birth.
I decided to go with One to One Midwives after a couple of people I know made recommendations. My partner is in the Army and wanted to be as involved as possible whilst he was away so One to One was perfect due to the flexibility, so I booked in for our first appointment.
I was so nervous and had no idea what to expect. Hannah arrived at my house and she made me feel comfortable straight away!
When I first found out that I was pregnant, I was advised by my doctor’s surgery that if I was happy with my news, then I needed to phone the telephone number for the local birthing unit, which I was then provided with. I followed these instructions and enrolled in their care, as I knew no different. I was then invited to an event evening at my local Mothercare store where I met two One to One Midwives who straightaway asked me how I was feeling.
I would like to say a big thankyou to my One to One midwives; Karla and Sue for helping us through our twin pregnancy.
They were always there when I needed them and went that extra mile for us, always put my mind at rest.
One to One understands how special and unique each individual pregnancy, birth and antenatal journey is. We love sharing these moments and memories with you.
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