Mini baby boom among our midwives in Halifax!

Mummy midwives: from left: Ann Gregory, Katie Garvey, Jenny Bairstow, Michelle Hayward, Natalie Gledhill, Hannah Wood. Front row left to right: Amy Wood, Naomi Pollack and Kathie Davies
Mummy midwives: from left: Ann Gregory, Katie Garvey, Jenny Bairstow, Michelle Hayward, Natalie Gledhill, Hannah Wood. Front row left to right: Amy Wood, Naomi Pollack and Kathie Davies
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A MINI baby boom is sweeping staff in the maternity unit at Calderdale Royal Hospital.

Nine midwives have had their babies recently with more due to give birth very soon.

All had their babies in the delivery suite or the birth centre at the Halifax hospital or at home.

Consultant midwive Helen Shallow, head of midwifery at the hospital, said:” We are proud of all our midwives and especially happy for our midwives with their new babies.

“It was fantastic seeing our midwives proudly showing off their bumps and their new babies. They all came here to have their babies so they were cared for by their colleagues in the teams which makes it extra special for us all.”

The trust sees an average of 6,100 births every year, with about two per cent being born at home.

About 22 per cent of women have caesarean births - down from 25 per cent a few years ago.

Half of all babies born in the birth centres are pool birth.