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A TRAINEE mid­wife who has helped de­liver almost 30 ba­bies has won a na­tional award for her ded­i­ca­tion to the pro­fes­sion, writes Will Ack­er­mann.

Denise Ahmed said she was speech­less when she was named Thinkmoney’s In­spi­ra­tional Stu­dent of the Year for 2014.

The 33-year-old Glaswe­gian, who now lives in Pield Heath Road, Hilling­don, stud­ies at the Univer­sity of West London while work­ing at Hilling­don Hos­pi­tal’s ma­ter­nity unit.

She gave birth to all four of her own chil­dren at the hos­pi­tal in Pield Heath Road, where she also met the woman who in­spired her to be­come a mid­wife, re­cently-re­tired Seleena Yates.

Mrs Ahmed said: “If I can be half the mid­wife Seleena was I would be de­lighted. Her pa­tience and care are a real in­spi­ra­tion and she sums up what a good mid­wife should be.”

Mrs Ahmed has also seen one of the rarest sights in child­birth – not once but twice – when a baby is de­liv­ered with its em­bry­otic sac in­tact, some­thing that hap­pens in only one in 80,000 births.

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