Celebrating hospital midwives

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Milton Keynes Hospital will remember the forgotten heroes of childbirth on Sunday when it celebrates the International Day of the Midwife.

The hospital is marking the day to promote the Supervisors of Midwives (SoM) who provide much neededsupport and help for expectant families.

Supervisors of Midwives (SoM) are experienced practising midwives who have undertaken additional training and education to support, guide and supervise midwives in the provision of safe, high quality care.

Every midwife, whether employed by the NHS or working privately, must have a named SoM.

Angela Weatherley, Lead Midwife for Midwifery Led Care and a Supervisor of Midwives, said: “Supervisors of Midwives help ensure safe care is provided to women and their babies. They also make sure that the care an expectant mum receives is right for them and meets their needs.”

> Supervisors of Midwives can be contacted through the hospital’s main switchboard – 01908 660033.