Who's Who

As Rumer’s Story grows longer, we realise that keeping track of who is who is becoming more difficult – indeed, since we’re using pseudonyms, we are having this problem ourselves.

To make things easier, see below for a list, which covers people and departments mentioned in all parts of the website and will be added to as more people are introduced.

Names are arranged alphabetically (by surname where possible) within each category.

Teams

Dale Team
Caseload midwifery team that covers the area we live in. The team works mainly in the community with most appointments taking place at home. First mentioned (though not named) in Rumer’s Story, part 1.
Steeple Team
Hospital-based midwifery team that deals with women with high-risk pregnancies. First mentioned in Rumer’s Story, part 10.

Midwives

Billy
Midwife who taught the general hospital antenatal class that we attended. First mentioned in Rumer’s Story, part 11.
Elysia Crouch
Fetal Medicine Midwife. She acted as our link to the Fetal Medicine Unit. First mentioned in Rumer’s Story, part 9.
Rosa Deacon
Bereavement midwife. She left the hospital before the end of the pregnancy. First mentioned in Rumer’s Story, part 10.
Mollie Evans
Dale Team caseload midwife. As our named midwife, the idea was that we would see Mollie for most midwife appointments; she would co-ordinate our midwifery care and she or another member of her team would hopefully be at Rumer’s birth. First mentioned in Rumer’s Story, part 2.
Grace
Dale Team caseload midwife. First mentioned in Rumer’s Story, part 2.
Khushi Holloway
Consultant midwife who ended up dealing with the pregnancy closely alongside Mollie Evans. First mentioned in Rumer’s Story, part 10.
Ophelia Somers
Midwife who worked in the Fetal Medicine Unit and Pregnancy Assessment Unit; we saw her on various occasions in both. First mentioned in Rumer’s Story, part 18.
Zainab
Midwife in charge of Steeple Team. She left the team before the end of the pregnancy. First mentioned in Rumer’s Story, part 11.

Obstetrics & Fetal Medicine

Clayton Conroy
Consultant obstetrician. First mentioned in Rumer’s Story, part 2.
George Donnachie
Fetal Medicine consultant. He saw us for most of our scans and ended up also taking over the role of being our link obstetrician from Jody Ellis. First mentioned in Rumer’s Story, part 2.
Jody Ellis
Consultant obstetrician from the clinic that covers Dale Team’s area. She was initially our link obstetrician. First mentioned in Rumer’s Story, part 2.
Claire Kennedy
Fetal Medicine junior doctor who participated in many of the appointments with George Donnachie. She was also involved in fetal MRI scans and a research project that we took part in. First mentioned in Rumer’s Story, part 4.

Fetal & Paediatric Cardiology

Dr Cook
Junior doctor who we saw for our first fetal echos. First mentioned in Rumer’s Story, part 5.
Evan Marshall
Fetal Cardiology professor. Our link cardiology consultant prenatally. First mentioned in Rumer’s Story, part 5.
June Winter
Cardiac Liaison Nurse. She acted as our link to the cardiology department prenatally. First mentioned in Rumer’s Story, part 6.

Genetics

Miray McClellan
Genetics consultant. We saw her at our first Genetics appointment, before receiving the trisomy 18 diagnosis. First mentioned in Rumer’s Story, part 8.

Neonatal Unit

Ida Leigh
Neonatal consultant. Initially our named consultant. First mentioned in Rumer’s Story, part 19.

Palliative Care

Tegan Blackman
Paediatric Palliative Care consultant. First mentioned in Rumer’s Story, part 19.
Jessica Duncalfe
Paediatric Palliative Care nurse who usually accompanied Tegan Blackman. First mentioned in Rumer’s Story, part 19.

Doulas

Nelly Lister
Pregnancy yoga teacher who is local to us. She also worked as a doula and ended up co-ordinating the complex doula arrangements for our situation. First mentioned in Rumer’s Story, part 3.