Kate, midwifery manager
Our midwifery manager Kate has worked for various NHS Trusts and private healthcare providers over the past decade - starting out on hospital maternity wards caring for mothers throughout pregnancy and birth, before moving into community roles where she could give families broader support, but always focusing largely on high risk antenatal care.
Providing an additional support for women and their families can make a big difference in their lives. Pregnancy is very different for all women, and can bring unpredictable challenges. Having Tommy’s midwives at the end of the phone or email to being able to talk through anxieties and concerns, as well as providing up to date evidence based information and knowledge of ongoing recent research, can help women feel empowered and have more control throughout their pregnancy."
Kate has been running Tommy’s Pregnancy Information Service since 2015, leading an expert team of midwives who provide advice and support to families needing specialist advice at any stage in their pregnancy journey. She has also taken on postgraduate study to understand more about reaching vulnerable and isolated pregnant women and their families, enabling and improving their access to care services.
Amina has 15 years’ experience in midwifery care and is a passionate advocate for all families having the best pregnancy and birth experience no matter who they are or where they live. She fits her Tommy’s role around NHS maternity ward shifts, as well as sharing her expertise with specialist organisations like Muslim Mamas and Doulas Without Borders.
For me, the core of midwifery is embedded in kindness and support – and working at Tommy’s highlights just how big a difference being listened to, supported and treated with kindness makes, even during incredibly traumatic times. It's a privilege being trusted with people’s experiences and being able to support them when they feel there is nowhere to turn."
Sophie has been working as a midwife in south London since 2011, with experience across all aspects of care from the antenatal clinic and in-patient ward to the low-risk birth centre and high-risk labour ward, as well as post-natal support. Her areas of specialist interest are bereavement, baby massage and water birth.
I became an official member of the team at Tommy’s in September 2015 and feel privileged to work as a part of such a special charity! I work in a team of midwives on the pregnancy line, giving advice and support to professionals as well as women and their families."
If you’re looking for advice from the team call our pregnancy line on 0800 014 7800 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm), or email us at [email protected].