Practitioner Profile

Sue Pollard

Midwifery

Qualifications

  • Midwifery Registration (UK & HK)
  • Mentorship and Support for Professional Practice (UK)
  • PG teaching certificate in Higher Education (UK)
  • International Board of Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
  • Natal Hypnotherapy Instructor
  • Microbiome Baby Approved Instructor
  • Emergency paediatric first aider (NUCO)
  • Student, Adult and Paediatric First Aid, CPR and AED instructor

Languages

English

Experience

Sue has nearly 20 years’ experience as a full-time midwife in the UK and in HK. She has worked almost everywhere a modern midwife can – in labour ward, postnatal ward, at antenatal clinics, alongside birth centre, within community, and at a stand-alone birthing centre. In the latter, she was the midwife-in-charge on shift for a period of over 3 years, requiring her to be not only the primary caregiver, but also a key decision-maker in situations critical to her clients’ safety and journey through childbirth.

Sue is a highly focused and knowledgeable midwife, who at all times provides a high standard of midwifery care. Her positive, empathetic attitude allows her to reach mums from all walks of life, offering much-needed encouragement and reassurance to them and their families. Her broad knowledge base enables her to care for both low and high-risk women throughout their pregnancy, intrapartum, and postpartum experiences.

Sue has cared for literally thousands of clients over her career, helping them along their path to becoming new parents. She has two grown-up children of her own, and a baby grandson. She can therefore appreciate both your position as a mother, as well as that of your parents!

Sue holds Hong Kong and UK Midwifery Registration and has previously held the Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) and Neonatal Life Support qualifications. She worked at the Matilda Hospital before becoming one of the Annerley Midwives in 2015, where she has since worked closely with clients using both public and private healthcare systems in HK.

Sue enjoys teaching traditional Antenatal and Natal Hypnotherapy classes, and Birth Breathing workshops. She is constantly exploring new courses and approaches that she can offer to parents.

Beyond her experience and qualifications, Sue has always maintained strong advocacy for prospective mothers, new mums, and their families. In the past, she petitioned the UK Government to criminalize the act of stopping a woman from breastfeeding in public. For insight and a fresh perspective, she visited Ina May Gaskin’s ‘farm’ in Tennessee USA as part of an elective placement, the funding for which she won via the prestigious Iolanthe Midwifery Trust Award.

In her spare time, Sue enjoys going to the gym and hiking around HK, taking newborn baby photos, sewing and knitting, and digging her allotment!