Midwifery Services in Warrington
Online enquiry: http://www.onetoonemidwives.org/enquiries
Our Pregnancy Advice Centre
What we offer:
- Parent Education Classes
- Free Pregnancy Testing
- Feeding support
- Various parent and baby groups
To see what classes and courses are running throughout the month visit our Advice Centre page at: http://www.onetoonemidwives.org/pregnancy-advice-centre-Warrington-services
More information on classes, events and groups:
- We run two courses each month, which are run over two Sundays, 10:00-16:30. These are led by our midwives
- Open to everyone – Book via our online enquiry form at: http://www.onetoonemidwives.org/Hypnobirthing_Calendar
- The courses book up very quickly and have limited availability
Active Birth and Parent Education
- One class a month - 10:00-17:00, with Active Birth in the morning and Parent Education in the afternoon. These are led by our midwives and MaMAs
- Open to everyone – either book through your One to One midwife or send through an online enquiry at: http://www.onetoonemidwives.org/Parent_Education_classes
Regular Advice Centre Classes (see our ‘What’s On Guide’ for more information):
- Baby Moo Music and Messy Moo Music
- Sling Library
- Nappy Library
- Pregnancy Yoga
- Bumps Club
- Baby Massage/Yoga
- Positive Birth Movement meeting
Out in the community:
- We attend regular meetings and groups with other organisations such as NCT and childrens centres.
- We hold one off activities and groups at the Pregnancy Advice Centre on behalf of other organisations such as Family First Aid training – keep an eye on the What’s On Guide and the website for updates.
"Do I have to have a home birth if I choose to have my pregnancy care with One to One?"
“What happens at a home birth? What are the benefits?”
Visit www.homebirth.org.uk for more information about home births.
“Do I have to pay for a One to One midwife?”
No! As we are funded by the NHS, our service is completely free.
“How long will I see my midwife after my baby is born?”
“Do I still have to go into hospital for my scans?”
“I know I will need to have consultant care in my pregnancy. Can I still book with One to One?”
Yes – One to One work in conjunction with health professionals in the hospitals. Your midwife can come with you to your appointments if you so wish, so you will still benefit from having continuous care from a midwife.
“How often will I see my midwife?”
Our midwives come out to see you at home for routine appointments as set by the NICE guidelines, and for any additional appointments as needed. They are always at the end of the phone should you have any questions or think you need to be seen.
Meet the Team:
Hello! My name is Claire Braithwaite I am the lead midwife for the One to One Warrington team. I have a dedicated growing team of passionate midwives, who are there to support women from preconception care through to six weeks postnatal. One to one midwives is going from strength to strength, and I know that the whole team are very proud to be part of such a pioneering, forward thinking NHS funded midwifery service in the Warrington area.
I also carry a reduced caseload of ladies, this keeps my job role varied and exciting, no two days are ever the same! I love being a caseloading midwife it is a privileged job to support the whole family unit through pregnancy, birth and the post natal period. I hope that my passion for midwifery shines through. I am also a married mother of three children; I have one daughter and two sons.
My name is Debi and I have been with One to One since November 2014. I qualified late in life after being a full time mum for fifteen years. I undertook my degree at Salford University and did my clinical placement at Fairfield Hospital, Bury. I have loved every minute of my training and my practice to date. On qualifying I went down to Addenbrookes, Cambridge, then onto Peterborough Hospital working with vulnerable women and then as a community midwife.
My passion is for physiological birth and as a member of the Association of Radical Midwives (ARM), I have returned to 'roots' practice. Being a One to One midwife is a privilege. I get to take women and families through the journey of pregnancy and childbirth and leave them in the 'fourth' trimester (first six months of baby's life) prepared and equipped to enjoy their new family. If I'm really lucky, I get to do the same thing a second time! What other role can give you that satisfaction?
Hiya, my name is Zoe Keating and I am a caseloading midwife living and working in Warrington. I spent the first 15 years of my career as a nurse, specialising in cancer care with the last 10 as a specialist palliative care nurse in community. I have had a passion for midwifery since my own little angels were born (3 girls, now aged 13, 9 and 6), and took the opportunity to retrain at Salford University as a Midwife 2 years ago. It has been the most incredible and rewarding journey that I have ever taken and I truly love my job. I love that I can build relationships with women and their families, and empower them on this life changing but amazing journey. I love that I am in such a privileged position to be part of the amazing experience of childbirth and then get to be part of the growth of that family. I love providing individualised, holistic and one to one care. This is the way midwifery was born to be and I am honoured to be part of it.
Hi! I'm Jo. I qualified as a midwife in 2014 and joined the Warrington team within One to One shortly after. I live in Whiston with my partner and two crazy cats and spend most of my free time tending to my many fruit and vegetable crops. Midwifery is a wonderful profession and I feel very lucky to be able to work in the way that I do - working closely with the families in my care and being allowed to be part of such a special time in their lives. We have an amazing team of midwives, MaMAs and support staff in Warrington and we all support each other to create the best possible experience for the women in our care. As part of my role, I am responsible for performing the newborn examinations (NIPE) within the Warrington area. I am also a qualified hypnobirthing teacher.
My name is Emma and I am a One to One case loading midwife. I have been with One to One since October 2015, before that I lived and trained in Leicester. I now live here with my husband who works as a nurse in A&E at the local hospital.
I am so passionate about case loading midwifery and am excited to be able to be working with this model of care. I am loving meeting, getting to know and caring for women across Warrington and love being able to personalise women's care to empower them to have the best birth experience possible.
I applied for a job at One to One as I was interested in working in a way which offered the caseloading model of care. So far it hasn't disappointed and I love my role as a caseloading midwife! Being a midwife is very rewarding, and working in the community setting as we do means that every day is varied. It's great being able to get to know the women and their families, helping them to make informed decisions and following their pregnancy, birth and postnatal journey. I have also just completed my Hypnobirthing training which I thoroughly enjoyed and am looking forward to putting into practice.
I'm the MaMA (Mother & Midwife Assistant) for Warrington. I've worked for One to One for nearly 2 years now and I joined the service after I had my second baby with them, after having feeding problems with my first baby and very little support I chose to exclusively express so when I was pregnant with my second I found One to Ones ethos and care so valuable. When a position came up to become a MaMA I felt I had to give back something to a service that I felt so very passionate about. My role allows me to be a part of a journey that's special and I'm honoured to be involved in it. To build women's confidence and help them make feeding choices to suit them, their baby and their families is something I feel very privileged to be included in.
I found out about One to One after midwives from the Wirral team visited my college, whilst studying an Access HE: Midwifery course. As soon as I found out what they offered and how they worked I knew it was something I wanted to be a part of and applied for the Communications Assistant role in Liverpool. After a month or so I applied for the role in Warrington as I loved the idea of working within the advice centre and I’m really pleased it’s something I went for. Being involved in such a woman focused, community hub that is able to offer so much support to women and their families is a real pleasure.
I live in Warrington with my husband and two little girls, Fallon and Amber, who is my One to One baby. I love working for One to One and having used the service myself it’s great to see other women now accessing the same amazing personalised care I received. I have worked for the company since January 2015 and love that the PAC is now a hive of activity for the whole community to enjoy!