Dr Geraldine Butcher
NHS Ayrshire and Arran
I have worked in maternity care since 1983, qualifying as a midwife in November 1987. In 2007 I was appointed Consultant Midwife with a specialism of Normality, and I facilitate two specialist clinics: one for vaginal birth after caesarean (from 2008) the other for Birth Reflections (dedicated clinic from 2013). The Birth Reflections Clinic largely focuses on women who have significant fear of birth, but also supports women’s informed choices.
I have worked with Healthcare Improvement Scotland to develop guidance for maternity health professionals on caring for survivors of sexual abuse. I was a member of the steering group for NHS Education Scotland’s ‘1 out of 4’ educational resource for women’s health professionals (RCM President’s Award 2015).
I completed my PhD on ‘Lifestyle in Pregnancy and its effects on perinatal physical and psychological morbidity’ in 2017.