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Fiona

Co-Chair

 

I'm Fiona and I'm a local antenatal teacher and postnatal practitioner. I'm also a part time student (BSc Biology), and mum to 3 gorgeous children who are 9 and 7 (twins!).

I've been Co-chair of BMVP for the last 2.5 years and was a service user rep for 3 years before that and am passionate about everyone having informed choice, the support they need and a positive birth experience, no matter the path their birth takes.

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Shamaila

Vice Chair

 

I’m Shamaila Vice Chair for Bucks MVP and Mum to a two year old boy and a nine month old baby girl.  My passion for maternal health stems from my own experiences, two polar opposite insights into maternity services in Bucks, which is what drives me to hear from voices within the community that have rarely been heard, in particular, I’m keen to reach out to ethnic minority groups to ensure we have a more inclusive picture of what the average maternity experience is like.

 

In my spare time, I enjoy baking, reading a good book or listening to an insightful lecture on all things related to my beliefs, children and making the world a better place.

 

Previously I worked as a teacher in a secondary school and have been teaching for 9 years.  I joined Bucks MVP in Jan 2022 and am excited to empower mothers by helping to improve maternity services in Bucks.

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An amazing team

The MVP includes a hardworking core of volunteers made up of parents, local birth workers, antenatal teachers, hypnobirthing practitioners and more. You are likely to come across them in local groups and out in the community collecting feedback.

We also have a wide representation of staff from across the NHS and related professions. In addition to the MVP chairs and volunteers at meetings we will also usually have in attendance the Director and Head of Midwifery, Consultant Midwife, Antenatal, Labour Ward and Postnatal ward representatives, GP's, Obstetric representative, Infant Feeding Team representative, Health Visiting representative, Bucks CCG Representative, Healthwatch representative, Bucks New University representative and many more.

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Ashleigh

Co-Chair

 

I’m Ashleigh, Mum to Holly 7, Jesse 3 and 2.  I’m married to my patient, funny husband Joel and we live in Berryfields, Aylesbury with our beautiful Akita Indi.

 

I’m a trained accountant.  I love reading, drawing, baking, gym classes and snuggling my gorgeous children.

 

I’ve previously worked in charity and marketing but my real passion is maternal mental health and postnatal care.  I joined the MVP in December 2021 and I’m totally thrilled and honoured to be on board.

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