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PAHT midwives feature in Happy Mum, Happy Baby: The Virtual Meetup

Two midwives from PAHT have taken part in Giovanna Fletcher’s, Happy Mum, Happy Baby: The Virtual Meetup.

Gloria Annor Machado, Labour Ward manager (top left), and Anna Croot, fetal monitoring midwife (top right) joined star Emma Willis in a virtual event on Friday (26 March).

Gloria and Anna helped to answer questions from listeners about topics ranging from preparation for birth, breastfeeding, baby care, support after birth, and much more.

They were invited to participate in the virtual event following Emma Willis: Delivering Babies – two series of which were filmed at The Princess Alexandra Hospital. The third series follows families preparing to give birth in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, and was filmed virtually, with contributions from around the country.

Series 1 of Emma Willis: Delivering Babies saw Emma train for three months to become a maternity care assistant in the busy maternity ward at The Princess Alexandra Hospital. The series was W's most-watched series of 2018, with almost a million people tuning into the premiere episode, and the show subsequently won Best Popular Factual Programme at the Broadcast Digital Awards. In series 2, Emma returned to The Princess Alexandra Hospital and successfully completed her training as a fully-qualified maternity care assistant.

Gloria said: “It was fantastic to have the chance to take part in Happy Mum, Happy Baby: The Virtual Meetup and to help answer questions from parents-to-be.”

Anna added: “It was a real privilege to be invited to contribute to the virtual meetup. It will definitely be a special memory for our team.”

Jacqui Featherstone, associate director of nursing and midwifery, added: “I am incredibly proud to see Gloria and Anna feature in Happy Mum, Happy Baby: The Virtual Meetup.

“Our midwifery team are dedicated to supporting women, babies, their partners and families and we hope that listeners will find the advice informative and reassuring during their pregnancy and birth journey.”

Happy Mum, Happy Baby: The Virtual Meetup is available to watch here.

Inpatient comment:

Everyone offered words of such reassurance and kindness. I felt so cared for and the communication with me at all times was fantastic.