7: #16 Corona Virus Special with Tommy's Midwife Kate Marsh

Finally Pregnant

By Cat Strawbridge (@tryingyears)

7: #16 Corona Virus Special with Tommy's Midwife Kate Marsh

Friday, 20 March

I’m grateful to be able to share this episode with you. There’s no preamble as I wanted to turn it around as quickly as possible to give you the information you need fast.

Earlier today I spoke with Kate Marsh who is the Midwifery Manager at Tommy’s. Tommy’s has a team of midwives available by email only (at the moment) between the hours of 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. Get in touch with any questions at midwife@tommys.org

For all the latest information and guidance about pregnancies please visit the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology website and you can find specific updates on how COVID-19 might affect you here.

During the chat we talk about getting out and about in the fresh air wherever possible – but maintaining social distancing.  The National Trust have generously opened the doors to their parklands to all so check out your local one.

If you are anxious for any reason due to being pregnant after infertility and loss please do check out The Hang Out which is a community where you will find support from others who are currently pregnant or are parenting their own little ones – all have been through similar experiences of infertility and loss.

For information about infant feeding please check out my episode with lactation specialist Shel Banks

If you are missing out on antenatal classes check out amazing companies like The Bump Class who are sharing lots of information online. You can also find out about virtual NCT classes here.

Also, I'm doing BBC's The Baby Club daily and Ettie Betty Sing and Sign classes with Wren too!

I’m so pleased to share information with you about the brand new Tommy’s Midwife Voice Skill which you can access through your smart speaker. And finally, ahead of Mother’s Day this weekend please head to their section on coping with Mother’s Day which includes experiences from me and some other amazing ladies.

I really hope this episode is useful for you in what it such a difficult time.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Kate and her team on midwife@tommys.org or me on instagram @tryingyears or at cat@catstrawbridge.com.

Much love and stay safe,

Cat x

www.catstrawbridge.com

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