Downpatrick Midwifery-Led Unit Delivers 50th Baby

When asked about her experience at Downpatrick MLU, Cheryl said, “Other members of my family gave birth in the old Downpatrick maternity unit and really missed it when it closed. I was encouraged by my family to support this service and I was glad I did. The midwives were very kind, caring and supportive and I am delighted with the excellent service I received.” This local MLU works in close collaboration with their sister unit at the Ulster Hospital transferring mothers and babies when necessary and the local midwives are delighted that through good risk management only small numbers have required transfer. [caption id="attachment_20433" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Killyleagh mum Cheryl McNamara with 17-hour old Faye-Louise at the new Downpatrick Midwife-Led Unit. Looking on are midwife Hanna McAuley and student midwife Natasha Mellon."][/caption]