Midwife tells of highs and lows of working at Rotherham Hospital to mark International Midwives' Day

Midwife tells of highs and lows of working at Rotherham Hospital to mark International Midwives' Day

By Admin | 06/05/2022

Midwife tells of highs and lows of working at Rotherham Hospital to mark International Midwives' Day

A MIDWIFE has spoken of the joys and tribulations she faces in her career on a very special day for people in her profession.

Kerry Arnold (42) spoke to the Advertiser to mark International Midwives’ Day.

It is held on May 5 ever since it was first celebrated back in 1991 to recognise the role and achievements of midwives around the world.

She has worked at Rotherham Hospital for 12 years and says she is “proud” of her career.

Kerry told the Advertiser: “We empower women, they put their trust in us and we put trust in ourselves to ensure the women we care for have the best possible experience during such a special time.

“I’m very proud of that.”

Kerry was a patient herself at the hospital in 2003 and feels the “care and compassion” she experienced was a major factor in wanting to build a career in that field.

She adds: “I was a patient at Rotherham in 2003 and the care and compassion I received was faultless.

“I soon realised I wanted to be able to deliver the same to women and I wanted to become part of that amazing team.”

The midwife says she enjoyed being “an advocate for women” during a special time for parents and their families.

Kerry said: “I like educating women, being an advocate for women, and being with families at such a truly magical time.

“I enjoy helping to improve the service as much as we can, supporting my colleges and I just enjoy being part of such an amazing supportive team.”

There are many challenges in the role, but Kerry feels her “passion and love for the job” is what keeps her focused.

She recalled: “It’s a challenging but extremely rewarding role.

“The challenges have heightened over the past couple of years due to the pandemic, however we quickly adapted to a new way of working to keep the women and families we care for safe.  
 
“Working within the NHS is challenging, it can be stressful and fast paced at times with increasing demands, however the passion and love for the job is what keeps us all going.”



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