'Absolutely amazing' - Gazette readers share their stories in tribute to Northumberland midwives
International Day of the Midwife was celebrated this week.
So in honour of the incredible work these special people do, day in and day out, we asked families across Northumberland to get in touch and tell their stories in tribute.
Gazette readers shared their oown experiences of the love and care they received from some of our county’s midwives.
International Day of the Midwife was marked on Wednesday, May 5.
Here are your stories, as shared on our Facebook page:
Annie Edgar: “All the midwives at Hillcrest and NSECH who helped me safely deliver my baby in December 2019. Invulable support and reassurance throughout pregnancy and birth.
“Special thanks to Carol French who was of Alnwick but now Berwick I think, who put me right at ease in my last couple of weeks and was quick to spot that I might need a little intervention to get baby out safely.”
Karen Hope: “Joyce Mowbray was the best midwife I had. Both my kids and I came back to Hillcrest and we were very well looked after.
"Joyce was amazing it was like having your mum with you every step of the way.”
Susannah Scott: “All the midwives & staff at Berwick Maternity Unit in the 90s & 00s, especially Sue Aisbitt.”
Chelsea Bell: “All the midwifes at Hillcrest Maternity Unit Alnwick, especially Claire who was my midwife. She was absolutely amazing.”
Georgina Maria Reid: “All the midwifes at Hillcrest and Cramlington NSECH! Each and every one of you are incredible humans.”
Suzanne Blake: “Sue Aisbitt was my midwife for all four of my children and was such a reassuring presence throughout I could not have asked for anyone better.”
Fahren Stephanie Fairnington-Kelly: “Susan Aisbitt was a fantastic midwife in Wooler and Berwick!! Had time for you no matter what she was with me through both my pregnancies.”
Sophie Louise Burn: “All the amazing midwifes at Alnwick. Jacqueline Dobson thank you to you.
When I had my C-section at Cramlington and I turned ill when I got home and you came to see us, you knew something wasn’t right and you were spot on.
"If it wasn’t for you I probably wouldn’t be here right now.”