Re: Memories of Lanes midwives!
Posted by Pickle
June 13, 12:22PM
Oh goodness, of all the nights to decide to check in on my old “life” on the EDF!
Erica was my midwife, through the DMC, for all three of my pregnancies. I had a pregnancy complication, called obstetric cholestasis, with all three pregnancies. This is a condition with a high risk of stillbirth from 37 weeks onwards.
She took my seemingly innocent symptoms seriously with baby number 1, meaning I saw the right people at Kings quickly, and delivered a healthy baby by induction at 37 weeks. In the following 4 years I had two more babies, with the same condition. Her care was reassuring and professional. She sat with me through long inductions, and was there for the delivery of my 3rd child in 2012.
I remember being really sad when my little girl, Kate, regained her birth weight and we were discharged from her care, but we kept up contact for a while as her daughters were our babysitters.
We have lived in New Zealand since 2017, my “babies” are 13, 12 and 8.
A wonderful lady, we wish her all the best for retirement.
Pippa, Graeme, Callum, Emily and Kate