Emily is originally from Stoke but has now put down roots in South London. She spends much of her free time with her husband and baby boy, Gabriel. Being from a big family, Emily brings her Northern spirit and soul to The Group. She is one of the most approachable people you could meet, and will go above and beyond to ensure the happiness of everyone around her which reflects in her midwifery. Emily is a case-loading midwife and loves it, even when she finds herself running around to attend births at all hours of day and night – messy hair and all.
Vicky was born and bred in South London and never wants to leave. Her main passion is being a midwife and she loves meeting new people and hearing their stories. One of her own, most cherished stories, is when she helped her incredible sister to birth her beautiful daughter, Penelope. She also recently helped Emily to birth her baby boy, Gabriel. Vicky certainly has the Colombian spirit from her mother, always offering infectious energy and a warm welcome. A self confessed shopaholic, you can always catch her prancing around in a new fashion find, or filling her Crystal Palace home with beautiful things.
Rachel and her husband moved to East Dulwich whilst pregnant with their daughter Imogen, who was born after an induction at King’s College Hospital in November 2014. Their son, Oliver, followed closely behind, born at home in August 2016. Vicky and Emily provided much of Rachel’s care, with Vicky on hand to scoop Oliver out of the pool as he arrived in the world.
A bit of a neat freak, with a love of calm, Rachel has found the chaos of having “2 under 2” a real challenge! Both as a midwife and a mum, she has lots of tips for parents expecting baby number 2, or for those in the early weeks with a new baby. Rachel has worked as a community caseload and labour ward midwife, as well as in audit and quality improvement.
Prior to becoming a midwife, she graduated from the University of Sussex with an MSc in Health Psychology, with a special interest in traumatic birth and women’s mental health after childbirth. She is also currently training to become a baby-wearing consultant, with classes and one on one consultations becoming available in Spring 2017.
We have been friends and worked together for years, and would have it no other way.
We can’t wait to meet you all.
Emily, Vicky, and Rachel.