Warwick midwife reunited with midwife who delivered her

Rosie Harris and Shannon Cassidy in the room at Warwick Hospital where Shannon was born.
Rosie Harris and Shannon Cassidy in the room at Warwick Hospital where Shannon was born.

A recently-qualified midwife at Warwick Hospital is now working with the woman who brought her into the world.

When Shannon Cassidy was born at the hospital in June 1994, she was delivered by Rosie Harris, who was also a newly-qualified midwife at the time.

Twenty-one years later Rosie continues to work at the hospital in Lakin Road, now as an audit midwife - and alongside Shannon, who is thrilled to be reunited with her.

Shannon said: “It really is amazing. Even when I was young, my mum would tell me how great Rosie was - that’s why she gave me Rose as a middle name.

“When I started training, I thought about Rosie, but I never expected to be working with her. She really has been an inspiration for me pursuing a career in midwifery.”

Rosie said: “When Shannon first started, someone in the team asked if I wanted to meet her again. I thought what do they mean ‘again’, I’ve not been introduced yet?

“Then when I saw Shannon and I realised what they had meant, I was delighted that she had followed a similar career path to myself and become a midwife.”

The two women have strengthened their connection further as during Shannon’s training, she helped with the birth of Rosie’s grandchild.