MIDWIFE DELIVERS TO SCOOP AWARD
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.