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Sheena Byrom

United Kingdom

Joined this community on Jan 3, 2018

Bio I am a practising midwife, and worked within the NHS for more than 35 years. I was one of the UK's first consultant midwives, and as head of midwifery successfully helped to lead the development of three birth centres in East Lancashire. As well as being an international speaker, I provide consultancy services to both NHS Trusts and to organisations globally; helping and supporting them to develop midwifery led care, and support normal, physiological childbirth. I am involved in several charities related to midwifery, and am one of the project leads of the Midwifery Unit Network, which assists and promotes midwifery led units (birth centres) both online, and face-to-face. With my midwife daughter Anna, we are the joint owners of The Practising Midwife and a new initiative -All4Maternity. I was awarded an OBE in 2011 for services to midwifery, and was made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Midwives in 2015. In 2016, I received and Honorary Doctorate from Bournemouth University, and in 2017 I was made a Visiting Fellow at the same university. My personal and midwifery related website is sheenabyrom.com.

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