Katy is a midwife that has worked in the NHS for over 20 years. Training in a large city hospital and working as a Midwifery Sister has enabled lots of varied experience in a hospital and births at home. With various roles
Katy is a midwife that has worked in the NHS for over 20 years. Training in a large city hospital and working as a Midwifery Sister has enabled lots of varied experience in a hospital and births at home. With various roles in Safeguarding children, Health and Wellbeing and Fetal Health, Katy has developed a wide knowledge base including training in fetal scanning and working with high risk pregnancies.
After two babies, Bobby and Maisy and experiencing being a Maternity patient (including the experience of pelvic girdle pain) Katy’s interest in complementary therapies started as conventional treatments were not effective.
Katy has completed the Diploma in Midwifery Complementary Therapies with Expectancy, the leading authority on maternity complementary therapies with an aim to provide services that standard Maternity care does not.
With combined training in therapies and experience as a midwife for many years Katy hopes can provide a unique and individualised service for pregnant women and new mothers so they can thoroughly enjoy their special time.
The feedback that women are sharing as they discover the benefits of the therapies is driving the development of Buttercup and Katy looks forward to meeting many new mums to be on their motherhood journey
My life as a midwife started early as I followed my Grandmothers footsteps and trained at a large city hospital, a great way to start as lots of home births, hospital births and lots of experience.
After lots of practice on a labour ward and my first experience as a maternity patient myself I started as a midwifery sister which taught me a lot personally and professionally, I still love this role today!
I have since trained as a midwife sonographer and enjoyed roles within safeguarding children and fetal health services, currently I am within a Health and Well-being role focusing on health in pregnancy.
I have had two babies myself, Bobby and Maisy who showed me how it is to be on the mummy side and to have to put your trust in midwives and other health professionals. I have to say my experiences were positive ones, but I did suffer with common symptoms of pelvic pain and back pain with my second pregnancy to which standard advice didn’t help.
I have always had an interest in complementary therapies and I am keen to try new ventures so decided to bite the bullet and train in a specialist diploma for complementary therapies for midwives. The course blew my mind and showed me how powerful these therapies can be, I also appreciated their place within maternity care and that they could have really helped me had I been aware of them.
I hope that with my combined training in therapies and my experience as a midwife for many years I can provide a unique and individualised service for pregnant women and new mothers so they can thoroughly enjoy this special time.
I am loving the reaction that women are sharing with me as they discover the therapies and finding it good for my own wellbeing too! Look forward to meeting many new mums to be on their motherhood journey