New midwife at Montrose
May 23, 2012
Lorna Ford, the newest member of the Montrose midwifery team, introduces herself...
"I grew up on the Isle of Tiree and moved to Glasgow in 2000 to do my nursing training at Caledonian University. I worked in the Southern General for a few years before doing my midwifery at the Queen Mothers hospital in Glasgow, where I worked until the unit closed, and then ended up back at the Southern General for the last couple of years. Since qualifying I have rotated round most areas in midwifery, gaining valuable experience and learning loads from women and staff.
I have always known that there was a different way to provide maternity care that enabled truly holistic care and I believe that women can birth their babies better when they know, trust and see the same midwife throughout their pregnancy. I’m really excited to have the opportunity to work in Montrose, and you have no idea how many of my old colleagues are jealous!
I got married last year, but my husband doesn’t have a job here yet so he will be living with his parents for a while in Clydebank. (He isn’t allowed to stay out too late as his Dad won’t be able to sleep until he is home!)
I am loving living in Montrose so far, and being next to the sea is brilliant. (The good weather helps too, but I won’t get lured into thinking it's always like this.)
Hoping to meet plenty of mums-to-be, please say hello if you are passing."
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