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It’s difficult to summarise in words how greatly I esteem the midwifery care of Kemi Johnson. She has supported me through the antenatal, birth and postnatal stages of three pregnancies, both as a second midwife and more recently as my primary midwife. This continuation of care in itself speaks volumes of how much I and my family appreciate both Kemi’s warmth and her excellence in practice.
She is very friendly and involves the whole family where appropriate. I feel respected as an individual and Kemi helps support my cultural identity in ways that mean such a lot to me.
I have learnt a lot from Kemi about healthy pregnancies and optimal birth conditions, which have helped me look after myself and my babies. She has encouraged me when I’ve felt uneasy about receiving care from others, as though she’s been there holding my hand and is good at advocating my best interests when I want this help.
Her care during birth seems intuitive as I don’t feel the need to voice my requirements. This stems both from truly getting to know me and my thoughts surrounding birth but also from her mindful practice of all her knowledge and experience. I have always felt such love, support and peace in the birthing room with Kemi. But equally importantly I feel safe and know my babies were getting the best care.
During emergency situations, Kemi remained calm under pressure, which eased my worries. Her communication remained effective, so I understood what was happening and felt consulted and involved and my consent sought, even for speedy procedures. Handover of care to paramedics and hospital staff felt smooth and they continued to work with her. And indeed, transition of postnatal care back to Kemi worked well too. This mutual respect was greatly valued by me and my husband.
I’ve received much attention during the postnatal periods from Kemi. She’s helped me establish breastfeeding when it was difficult and I’ve always felt I could call her if I needed a quick bit of advice or support. I’ve experienced her working well with other independent midwives and she calls on them when their expertise is beneficial.
Truly, Kemi’s outstanding care has aided me and my growing family to thrive.
We have been very happy and safe under the midwifery care of Kemi during my first-born pregnancy and birth. We felt safe, very informed and at any time I needed other professional help (scanning etc.) she would have provided us with a list of recommendations in our neighbourhood. She always showed a great level of expertise, in all stages we felt quite confident based on the information provided by our midwife who was aligned and even higher from the norm.
I was always the more knowledgeable one amongst my other pregnant friends and the more calm one as well, all due to being in under Kemi’s care. She was always just a phone call and text message away, and if I needed her, she would have made the time to do a home-visit.