Kate McFadden from One to One (Wirral)

Midwife Delivers On Show

Radio Clatterbridge presenter and dad of five Phil Rostance thinks his latest guest delivered the goods when she popped in to the studio for a chat.

Kate McFadden, Head of Midwifery at Wirral-based One to One, talked about the first year of the community-based midwifery service.

Funded by the NHS, the independent company has already helped more than 1,000 mums across Wirral.

About a third of mums have opted for a home birth, while the majority choose to have their baby in a hospital.

Kate told Phil how each mum-to-be is seen by the same midwife who will provide care throughout their pregnancy.

Unusually, the midwife is available to be contacted at any time for clinical care, pregnancy advice, personal guidance and moral support. They also provide six weeks postnatal care to ensure mum and baby are well.

They talked about giving birth, mental health and well-being, morning sickness, a recent Care Quality Commission inspection where they gained top marks and the change a baby makes to your life!

“This was a fascinating interview with Kate on a subject very close to my heart. My wife used ‘One to One’ prior to and after the birth of Charlotte in June 2011. Katie Wainwright, our dedicated midwife, was absolutely brilliant – it was like having a Rolls Royce service for free! We would certainly recommend them.” – Presenter Phil Rostance