Who we Are

Sarah Murray

Sarah joined Cambridge Midwives after working alongside Siobhan Taylor. She spent three years working in the community and both midwife and consultant led units of a busy hospital.informing her practice so that Sarah recognise the importance of continuity of care and the role of midwives in guarding the normal physiological process of birth.

Sarah lives in Cambridge with her husband having brought up her now adult children. After reading history at Cambridge University, a brief career in fashion buying followed, alongside normal parental taxi, advice and homework duties.Sarah subsequently gained a First Class midwifery degree, finding through her training an excitement and passion supporting women through one of the most transformative experiences life can bring.

Subsequently, she has enjoyed working as a partner at Cambridge Midwives for the last four years, looking after her clients with enormous care and guiding them and preparing them for birth and beyond. Sarah supports a holistic and individualised approach to the childbearing continuum, making the woman and her partner the focus of her practice, promoting and protecting normal birth and the woman’s right to experience such normalcy. Sarah is especially keen to support the transition to parenthood by thorough antenatal advice and preparation, and postnatally, by establishing breastfeeding and creating links with the wider community.

Becky Talbot – Doula

Hello, my name is Becky and I live in central Cambridge with my husband, James. Three of our five children still live at home with us,
and my youngest child was born at the Rosie in 2009. The older two have now flown the nest and began families of their own (I have two wonderful grandchildren. In my personal experiences through motherhood I discovered that being supported and nurtured through my pregnancies empowered me to make choices that were right for me and my family whether that be highly medicalised, or home birth, both of which I have had. I have also worked outside the home in Sex and Relationship Education and supporting young people within the education system. At my children’s school I volunteer with Forest School and Gardening club. I love my allotment and spend any spare time that I have there.

I am a Recognised Birth Doula and trained with Developing Doulas in 2013, working in Cambridgeshire, Huntingdon and sometimes beyond. I
have a real passion for supporting women and their families . What is most important to me is that you feel confident informed and nurtured through the process of planning your birth, the birth itself, and that special time after your baby has arrived.I have supported many different types of families including homebirths, births after caesarean and waterbirths. My philosophy is that if a woman experiences a quiet, calm and nurturing environment, she is most likely to feel positive about her experience, however the baby is born. The calming presence of having your own doula alongside you, who you know and trust, gives reassurance and benefit to you and your partner however you choose to birth.

I am a member of Doula UK and Cambridgeshire Doulas.I co-run Cambridge Birth Choices, a free drop in group that provides emotional support and practical suggestions for pregnant women in Cambridgeshire.I am experienced in supporting, VBAC, Water-birth, Hypnobirth, Cesarian, Active birth, And have attended many training sessions and Workshops on Attachment, Rebozo, Birthing for Blokes, Pregnancy Massage, Waterbirth, Hypnobirthing, closing the bones, active birth, birth rights, Breastfeeding, early parenting, my training is ongoing and I aim to stay updated and current in my knowledge and practice.

I struggled with a lot of anxiety during my pregnancy so I decided that I needed more support when the baby is here. From the first time I spoke to Sarah I found her so knowledgeable and understanding. She wanted me to feel as comfortable as possible during labour, so she gave me information on what exactly to expect and helped me with my birth plan.
We started seeing Sarah from day 3 of our little boy’s life. She helped us by answering all of our questions, and reassured us when we were felling overwhelmed. She made the first month as new parents much easier and more pleasant than it could have been because we knew we could always depend on her for advice. We will a be grateful to her.She is also incredibly cool and fun to be around, which is very helpful when your mood is down from all the sleepless nights!!
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Sarah supported me through my anxiety