MEET THE MIDWIVES

 

We are all experienced NHS midwives currently practicing in all areas of midwifery, including antenatal care, birth, and life with a newborn. We are passionate about pregnancy and birth, and feel privileged to be part of this process as midwives.


OUR CO-FOUNDERS

Emily and Vicky have a shared passion for teaching that was inspired through working together as community midwives in a local case-loading team. They champion individualised care, working with families through their pregnancy, and caring for them during labour and the first few weeks with their new babies. Through their personalised work with each family, they have seen first-hand how parents benefit from building a relationship and trust with a midwife. Their vision for The Group is to provide this opportunity to everyone through their antenatal classes, and enabling those on our courses to obtain information straight from the midwives as they share our knowledge.

Emily and Vicky are passionate about preparing parents-to-be for both birth, and life as new parents. Becoming parents is a beautiful experience, something that both Emily and Vicky have experienced with their own babies, Gabriel and Pia, but at times it can be daunting. Their midwifery experience, and that of being new parents, has driven their ambition to create courses that fully prepare parents-to-be for this wonderful and life changing experience. They also hope to expand your support network and foster lasting friendships along the way.

 

Emily is originally from Stoke-on-Trent, but has now put down roots in South London. She spends much of her free time with her husband, and Gabriel, her baby boy. 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 community-based case-loading midwife and loves it, even when she finds herself running around to attend births at all hours of day and night!

   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 sister to birth her wonderful daughter, Penelope. She also helped Emily to birth her baby boy, Gabriel, and recently became a mother herself, to her beautiful daughter, Pia. 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. 

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 sister to birth her wonderful daughter, Penelope. She also helped Emily to birth her baby boy, Gabriel, and recently became a mother herself, to her beautiful daughter, Pia. 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. 


OUR TEAM

   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 into 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 a trainee baby-wearing consultant, with classes and one-on-one consultations available at London Slings. 

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 into 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 a trainee baby-wearing consultant, with classes and one-on-one consultations available at London Slings. 

   Polly   moved to London from the Midlands in 2010 to complete her midwifery training and has since made the city her home. When she’s not out buying new houseplants to fill her home, she is dashing off to spend time with her family, especially her cheeky little nephews.  She has worked in hospitals for over ten years in a variety of roles, starting out as a community midwife in a case-loading team alongside Vicky and Emily, and has fond memories of driving to home-births at all hours. For the last few years, Polly has worked as a specialist midwife, caring for women with more complex pregnancies. Her aim in her both her work, and her approach to teaching for  The Group , is to provide normality and positivity for parents-to-be who may require more medical input.

Polly moved to London from the Midlands in 2010 to complete her midwifery training and has since made the city her home. When she’s not out buying new houseplants to fill her home, she is dashing off to spend time with her family, especially her cheeky little nephews. 
She has worked in hospitals for over ten years in a variety of roles, starting out as a community midwife in a case-loading team alongside Vicky and Emily, and has fond memories of driving to home-births at all hours. For the last few years, Polly has worked as a specialist midwife, caring for women with more complex pregnancies. Her aim in her both her work, and her approach to teaching for The Group, is to provide normality and positivity for parents-to-be who may require more medical input.

  Rebecca  grew up in the Wiltshire countryside but has now settled down in South London. Rebecca loves surrounding herself with her friends and family, if she isn’t found ‘brunching’ in Brixton, or sipping espresso martinis on Lordship Lane, she is working as a midwife on a busy birthing unit.   Rebecca has a true passion for midwifery. Her bubbly and outgoing personality means she builds a rapport easily with everyone she meets, and this reflects in her approach to midwifery care, where she strives to bring positivity to every single birth. Rebecca has a special interest in promoting a Positive Birth experience through her teaching, and promoting normality and personalised care for all families, no matter whether they are experiencing a straight forward, or a more complex pregnancy.

Rebecca grew up in the Wiltshire countryside but has now settled down in South London. Rebecca loves surrounding herself with her friends and family, if she isn’t found ‘brunching’ in Brixton, or sipping espresso martinis on Lordship Lane, she is working as a midwife on a busy birthing unit. 

Rebecca has a true passion for midwifery. Her bubbly and outgoing personality means she builds a rapport easily with everyone she meets, and this reflects in her approach to midwifery care, where she strives to bring positivity to every single birth. Rebecca has a special interest in promoting a Positive Birth experience through her teaching, and promoting normality and personalised care for all families, no matter whether they are experiencing a straight forward, or a more complex pregnancy.


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 the team.