Steph is a registered and practicing Midwife who lives and works in Manchester. She has always been very passionate about bereavement care and support. She began establishing her interest as a student via her mentors, attended a regular baby loss support group at her local hospital as well as caring for families during her training.
Hearing the stories of parents who had experienced loss and varying degrees of standards of care she had always wanted to become more involved in bereavement care and changing perceptions of how to care and support these families.
In 2017, Steph and her partner Graham lost their baby girl, Beatrice, at 23 weeks and 4 days gestation.
Beyond Bea Charity then established in 2018 in memory of Bea through her name but also to improve care for parents who are bereaved across the UK by training health professionals.