25 years ago my day started out normally but my whole world would have fallen apart by 04.30hrs 28/2/91 My son was born premature and only lived a short time. tomorrow is his 25th birthday.
I want to say thank you to the amazing staff that made such a difference to our experience, that added special memories at such an awful time, who created such precious memories,that set us on the road to grieving properly, those that continued to support us the weeks after.
Sue Brooks at Southlands Hospital Then At Royal Sussex, Brighton- student midwife called Mitre Bakhtair ( sorry probably spelt wrong) Midwives Anna ( We named our daughter Anna) and Chris (?winstanley) who helped us through that night and the birth of our son, making it so special despite the circumstances. My community midwife Rosemary Stratford who cared for all the family and gave my husband and I the courage to contact our local SANDS group And then the lovely Helen O’Dell (Crawley hospital at the time) who gave me so much support when I returned to work.
To you all I am forever grateful for the care and love we were given. You all did an amazing job and made such a difference then and now as I think about the day my first son was born.
Like I said this was 25 years ago I want all midwives to know how much they affect our lives
To all midwives thank you for being so amazing and giving so much