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A special cake made for the reunion

We marked this year’s International Day of the Midwife by reuniting mums who had their babies at St. Peter’s Hospital with the Midwives who helped deliver them.

The Abbey Wing played host to the event in May, which saw mums and midwives mingling and discussing life pre and post maternity.

Midwife Katie Smith, who has worked here for the last four years said: “The best part of my job is getting to look after lovely, amazing women and delivering babies. She added, “It’s nice to do something you train to do all your life.”

International Day of the Midwife is held every year on 5th May and is an opportunity to recognise the work that midwives do globally and in the UK.

Hayley Harris, mum to eight month old William, born at St. Peter’s Hospital, said: “What a fantastic event! It’s unusual to be reunited with the first person that touched your baby. St. Peter’s Hospital’s Birth Centre is an absolutely unbelievable place and having a midwife present is the best possible way to bring a baby into the world.”

We raised a total of £1175 from the raffle with proceeds going to the local Royal College of Midwives (RCM) branch to be used for the learning and development of midwives. We received amazing feedback from the RCM, saying that our event was one of the best celebrations nationally!