Congratulations are in order to Lauren Irving, a local midwife from Liverpool, who has won the Johnson’s Baby Mums’ Midwife of the Year 2013.
Lauren was nominated for the prestigious title, given as part of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) Annual Midwifery Awards, as a result of her outstanding care for mum Sarah Critchley before, during, and after the birth of her daughter Faith.
“I’m absolutely thrilled to even be nominated for the award so to win is fantastic,” explained Lauren.
“It was a joy to support Sarah throughout her pregnancy and birth and I’m so grateful she took the time to nominate me.”
The award recognises the work carried out by outstanding midwives in the UK and is the only category to be nominated by the public.
“Having a baby is one of the most memorable times in a woman’s life and midwives are essential to helping make that experience a positive one, even when things don’t go to plan,” says Louise Silverton, Director for Midwifery at the RCM.
“These awards put midwives in the spotlight to celebrate and thank them for their exceptional work, when often the excitement and joy of a newborn eclipses the magic and skill a midwife brings to the occasion.”
Lauren and the five regional winners were awarded their trophies at the RCM ceremony held on the 24th January at The Brewery, London.
Midwifery has certainly been in the spotlight with BBC’s popular drama ‘Call the Midwife’ causing a surge in applications to join the profession and a star from ‘One Born Every Minute’ star sharing all the gossip from the show with us.
One midwife has even revealed her 10 funniest birth stories.
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