Mum's the Word Philosophy

In a nutshell, maternity matters.  It matters to mums, dads, babies and the whole family.  It matters that mum and baby are healthy, it matters that they are well cared for by knowledgeable, caring professionals, it matters that they feel happy and secure, it matters that they feel empowered and reassured that "they've got this", it matters that they have access to education about pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and childcare.  Our motivation for care is that mums matter.  Mum's the word!

Newborn Baby with Mom

Midwife Mel

UK & HK Registered Midwife

AboutMum's the Word's Midwife

Midwife Mel first started practising midwifery in the UK in the 1990s for the NHS.  She worked across all areas of practice in both hospital and community settings from high-risk antenatal wards to home births.  

In 2015 she moved to Hong Kong were she sat the exams to register as a midwife and started her own midwifery practice, Mum's The Word, which continues to successfully support women in HK today run by the wonderful Vicki Marks.  Now back in the UK Mel is delighted to be able to continue to support mums and their families as they welcome their new babies into their lives.

Whilst in Hong Kong Mel was also a locum community midwife for The Matilda International Hospital and helped set up their postnatal community service.

As a mum to two daughters 22 months apart, who were both breastfed (though that's a while ago now) Mel remembers well the joys and the challenges of having two under two.  She is passionate about providing support for new mums in the postnatal period.