Who are you?
Hi, I’m Emily Hill and I live in Skipton, North Yorkshire with my partner Tim. I’d love to be a mama, just waiting my turn. I’ve been a midwife for 10 years and I love being surrounded by growing families.
Where are you from?
I grow up as part of a large family on a farm in Dorset, travelling to Leeds to train as a midwife. Before spending 5 years in East London. Yorkshire gritstone drew us back, I’ve now been settled back in Skipton for 5 years.
What do we need to know about you?
In 2013, I founded Mobilise a Midwife a charitable project working with Traditional Midwives of Mother Health International in Uganda. I’ve volunteered in Uganda at an earth birth house in 2014 and 2016. Back in the UK I work at Bradford Birth Centre. My final year project of my Midwifery Masters is learning from positive birth experiences as there is much to be gained from hearing the stories of others. I’m a birth art mentor and co-founded Nest Creative Beginnings hosting birth art circles and creative retreats for women, supporting connection with your inner wisdom. When I’m not in the world of birth, my life ebbs and flows currently my bees and garden are keeping me grounded.
Where can we find your business/product if applicable (facebook, instagram/website etc)
You can find me on Facebook – Mobilise a Midwife Intragram @mobiliseamidwife Twitter @mobilisemidwife Mobilise a Midwife works closely with Mother Health International http://motherhealth.org/
What is your favourite thing to do as a family?
Slowing down and enjoy the simple things, sharing a meal, a gentle walk or a dip in a river are the best days. I love the deep conversations you can have when walking as a family. I’ve not lived near my family for 13 years, recently my sister moved North. She is a shepherdess with a 10 month old little one, sharing days with her are wonderful.
Emily will be speaking at Mama Social on Friday 14th July, 10am at The Showroom