When writing your first blog it's always difficult to know where to start. So I thought I would start at the beginning and tell you a little bit about me and my story, so here goes:

"My name is Cheryl, I am a qualified midwife and experienced maternity nurse, living in Yorkshire with my family and little dog. My hobbies include reading, walking, travelling and spending time with my family and friends.

I have extensive training, education and experience working with mums and their newborn babies. I am organised, resourceful, with excellent communication skills. I am a compassionate, non-judgemental, dedicated person, who loves working with new mums.

Over my 15 years midwifery career, I have had the privilege of caring for hundreds of mums and their babies. I love nurturing relationships between parents, families and their newborn babies.

I am passionate about delivering holistic care based on evidential research, empowering mums to make informed choices and fully supporting their parenting decisions. 

As a mum myself I am aware of the importance for mums to rest and recuperate following childbirth and in the early postnatal period.

My own children are now living independently, allowing me the flexibility to pursue my passion of managing a bespoke maternity nurse service to new mums and their families"

I hope you enjoy reading my blog and find some of the articles and resources helpful.

For more informative pregnancy, birth and baby articles, read our Maternity Mum blog.