"Brilliant Midwife"

About: Cumberland Infirmary

(as the patient),

I want to say Thank You to Julie Tiffen who is an excellent Mindwife and helped me throughout my pregnancy and afterwards too. Julie runs a pilates group in Carlisle for mums to be, as well as a breast feeding support group and young mums group. Julie's approach to midwifery is excellent, she made me feel in control and taught me not to worry and taught me the correct breathing exercises and gave me loads of hints and tips which made my pregnancy exciting and lovely (like it should be). I was dreading my birth because it was so awful the first time around but after a few weeks with Julie I was actually looking forward to it. She encouraged me to make a birthing plan which I did and she informed me of all my choices it helped me tremendously, I knew what I wanted at every stage and I was in control. I was feeling very depressed before I met Julie, but she made such a huge difference to the way I thought, I was able to pick myself up out of the depresssion.

I wanted to nominate Julie for one of the excellence awards this year, but couldnt find the category for her, the award categories seemed to strict. My daughter is 18 months old now and we are both doing brilliantly, thank you Julie :)

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