It’s important to make the most of your time with your midwife so you’re properly prepared for your baby’s arrival. Building a good relationship with your midwife can help you feel more at ease throughout your pregnancy and make everything run that little bit smoother.
From home visits to 12-hour shifts and general antenatal care, midwives carry out many different and difficult tasks in a typical day, to help mothers through this special and exciting time.
The amount of work that a midwife has to undertake often goes unnoticed by many. That’s why we’ve/I’ve teamed up with the Pregnacare experts at Vitabiotics, to bring you some of the most heartwarming midwife stories, to show a greater appreciation for all of the hard work that they do!
“She put every fear I had to rest…” – Even Angels Fall
Emma of evenangelsfall.com had these kind words to say about her experience with her midwife.
“She was absolutely amazing, so friendly and she put every fear I had to rest. I was on antidepressants for the first six months of my pregnancy and she was quick to reassure me that I was doing the right thing by not coming off the tablets too quickly.”
Even after the arrival of her beautiful baby boy, Emma’s midwife was on hand to check on the baby’s progress.
“I was able to meet with my midwife after the birth and she was again brilliant, recognising 100% tongue tie in my one day old son and cutting it herself at the hospital an hour later!”
“My midwife was about 7 months pregnant herself, but was constantly on-the-go and bending over backwards to help out.” – Muffin Top Mummy
Not only was blogger Lucy’s (www.muffintopmummy.com/) midwife on hand to help out with everything that she needed, she was also 7 months pregnant herself! Nevertheless, this didn’t stop her from providing the high quality service that midwives are renowned for.
“Jess quite literally did everything possible to make me comfortable and able to care for my daughter – clearing the ward so my husband could stay overnight, giving us a room free of charge, personally delivering my meals.”
“It was the care that I received that made my experience so special.” – Dove Cottage Blog
Having a helpful and caring midwife by your side throughout your pregnancy and birth can make all the difference. Luckily for Sam, the writer behind www.dovecottageblog.com, she had two lovely midwives that helped her every step of the way!
“I had two midwives with me for the majority of my labour, one of whom didn’t leave my side the whole time, and was SO supportive and caring.”
Whilst simply having a midwife to support you through your pregnancy is a gift in itself, it’s important to use this time to your advantage and make sure any concerns or questions are answered by your midwife. Because after all, that’s what they’re there for!
If you’re wondering how to make the most of your time with your midwife, here are a few tips to help you do just that!
- “I think to make the most of the time with your midwife it’s always useful to make a list of questions and queries you’d like to ask so you don’t forget when you’re busy with other things as they are a complete fountain of knowledge!” – Rebecca, www.queenbeebecca.com.
- Keep your midwife updated with any bodily changes that may occur.
- Make sure you turn up to your appointments on time.
- Ask your partner about any questions they might want to ask the midwife, too.
- Enjoy it! – Relax and enjoy learning about the progress of your baby with your midwife.