Married, for over 30 years, awaiting a long service medal. I am a Mum to 3 and also have several grandchildren, I have been privileged enough to be at all their births.
I am a Specialist Midwife now, a role I which places less physical and mental stress upon me than my previous persona of Community Midwife.The qualification which allows me to practise as a midwife is RM (Registered Midwife). In the UK this is achieved by study at an accredited university, linked to named maternity units which fulfil the requirements of the NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council). I have also studied and gained qualifications in Teaching and Assessing, Family Planning and Routine Examination of the Newborn.
For relaxation I garden, ferociously. If I am particularly wound up I dig a new flower bed, at times Hubby says that the garden looks like the trenches.
I also cross-stitch, hoard candles and pens, and spend too much on E-Bay.
I am happy to answer, or try to answer, any general pregnancy, childbirth, newborn care and breastfeeding questions but if these involve personal health issues the questioner should always contact their own healthcare provider. Diagnosis via the internet is a dangerous concept.