My name is Morgan; I’m 19 years old and currently studying in London. I would like to thank my midwife Mitch Denny, not just for her support, but also for inspiring me.
I discovered I was expecting a baby in 2014. At the time, I was nervous about disclosing I’d previously suffered with mental illness, but I knew it could be affected by my pregnancy. I was also worried I might not be allowed to have my baby, and that I wouldn’t be a good mum.
When I met my midwife Mitch Denny, she immediately made me feel at ease and I was happy to share my anxieties with her. I presumed Mitch would refer me to social services, but instead I was referred to the perinatal mental health team.
“Mitch really took the time to make sure I understood the importance of looking after myself”
Mitch and the team were brilliant. Mitch really took the time to make sure I understood the importance of looking after myself – keeping health not just for my body, but also for my mind. Even after my daughter was born, I always felt like Mitch was interested in my welfare. She kept an eye on me and made sure the perinatal health team was doing what was right for me. Mitch was there to help keep me on track so I’m now able to be the best mother I can be.
The support from Mitch inspired me to become a midwife. In fact I started my university course a month ago. With Mitch’s help, my daughter and I are happy and healthy, and I never dreamed I could start a new career so soon!
Morgan supported by Best Beginnings, see their website for more information on their baby buddy app