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First time parents praise brilliant birth experience at Broomfield

Selfie photo of new parents of Amelia Whybro and Kirill Teslia at Broomfield hospital

A family from Broomfield have praised a team of midwives for the excellent care they have given them during the birth of their first child.

Amelia Whybro, and her partner Kirill Teslia, welcomed their son Jude into the world at Broomfield Hopsital and have had nothing but good things to say about their experience.

Amelia, 33, admitted she didn’t know what to expect from health care services when she fell pregnant with Jude.

The couple were aiming to have a home birth for their first child, and the pair discussed the options with the Lotus Team, who are a team of eight midwives who provide antenatal, labour and postnatal care to the families booked with them at Broomfield.

Amelia ended up giving birth in a birthing pool in the maternity unit.

Amelia said: “As I was being put into the ambulance I said goodbye to my midwife Tara, only to be told she would be coming with me and staying with me the whole time. I was beyond relieved to hear this, making the transfer to hospital less overwhelming and it was great to get that continuity of care.

“Tara stayed with us right until I was discharged from hospital the next day, which helped me remain calm and feel I was in safe hands. The whole team at Broomfield were nothing but professional, polite and supportive to us all.”

“Although it was not the birth we had planned, it was nothing but positive and reassurances and from the team allowed me to remain calm and to enjoy a positive pregnancy and birth.”

And it wasn’t just Amelia who was impressed with the standard of care.

Kirill, 34, also from Broomfield, explained how he was made to feel a part of the whole experience.

He said: “The maternity team had me involved in every single step explaining what was going to happen. I was worried that as a man I might have been not as involved but was really pleased to find that the Lotus Team made me feel included all the way along.”

Kate Prazsky, lead midwife, explained the Lotus Team was launched in September 2020.

Kate said: “I’m so pleased Amelia was happy with the way her first birth went and the care she received. Such continuity of care makes a huge positive difference to women and babies, who have better outcomes and satisfaction with that care. Lotus Team work really hard to deliver that and should be proud of the great work they are doing.”

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