Sheena Byrom was born and brought up in north-west England, and has lived and worked there all her life. Sheena’s career spans thirty-five years. She has recently taken early retirement and is busy with midwife-related projects and teaching. She is married with four children, one of whom has followed her mother’s footsteps in becoming a midwife lecturer.
Her memoir of life as a midwife, entitled Catching Babies, was published by Headline in November 2011.
The inspirational story of life as a midwife.
From her very first day as a nervous student nurse in Blackburn to the dedicated completion of her nursing qualifications and her training as a midwife in Burnley, Sheena Byrom has never once looked back, enjoying a thirty-five-year career with the NHS.
Catching Babies is a moving account of an extraordinary career. It reveals the unique experiences that filled Sheena’s days as she looked after overwhelmed mums and dads and helped to bring their precious babies into the world.
At the forefront of evolving medical practices, she was the first midwife to oversee a home water birth in her area, but also found herself at the centre of a traumatic delivery that resulted in a nine-year litigation case and tested her to her limits.
Yet, whatever has come Sheena’s way, ultimately, there are the strong mothers who taught her so much and the little miracles who have made every single moment as a midwife truly magical.
PUBLICATION DATE: 24 Nov 2011