22nd Oct, 2017

Breda and Amie go full circle - midwife delivered her now colleague 24 years ago

Chris Willmott 15th Jun, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

MIDWIVES will deliver hundreds of babies over the course of their career, but many don’t expect to walk into work and see one of their babies starting their first day as a work colleague.

This is what happened to midwives Breda Bivens and Amie Cotton, as back in 1991 it was Breda who delivered Amie into the world.

The two midwives both work in the Labour Ward at University Hospital, Coventry, and in an even stranger coincidence both share the same birthday, June 16.

Amie, from Coundon, said: “I couldn’t believe it when I was told that Breda had delivered me. It is so strange to think that one of your work colleagues was there at the first stages of your life, but I am glad that I met her and now work alongside her!”

Breda, from Binley, added: “You deliver so many babies over the course of your career but you never expect to end up working with one of them.

“It was a real pleasure to have met Amie and to have her as one of my colleagues.”

Amie was born in the Walsgrave Maternity Unit, qualified as a midwife in September 2013 and joined the Trust in October 2013 while Breda started working for Walsgrave Hospital in 1972 coming over to University Hospital in December 2004.

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