Oh baby! Double delight for CPFT nurses Sue and Sarah

They found out they were pregnant on the same day - and then had their babies just hours apart

Oh baby! Double delight for CPFT nurses Sue and Sarah
01 December 2020

After working together for a number a years community mental health nurses Sarah Richards and Sue Mangham were delighted to find out they were pregnant on the same day.

Throughout the next eight months the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust colleagues supported each other until Sarah gave birth two weeks earlier than expected.

But hours later Sue also gave birth, and the pair ended up in neighbouring beds on the same maternity ward.

Sarah (above right) said: “We just couldn’t believe it. We’d supported each other throughout our pregnancies and for Sue and I to end up in next-door beds on the same ward after having our babies so close together was just incredible.”

The pair both work for a specialist team which supports older people with their mental health at the Trust’s Cavell Centre in Bretton Gate, Peterborough.

On 24 March, first Sarah and then Sue both told their manager they were pregnant.

Sue (above left) said: “Neither of us knew the other was pregnant so we were astonished that we ended up telling our manager on the same day.

“We’ve worked together for many years so it was great to have someone to turn to over the months that followed.”

Sarah, who already has a son Clayton with husband Daron, was due to give birth on 25 November, but baby Jake wouldn’t wait and was born at Peterborough City Hospital on 9 November.

The next day, Sue – who has a three year-old son Craig with husband Philip - gave birth to daughter Louisa Rose and was admitted to the same maternity ward at the hospital, and ended up in the next bed.

Sue said: “It was just amazing and really special for both of us.”

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health care for children and adults and community physical healthcare for older people and adults with long-term conditions.


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For more information please contact:

Andy Burrows
Interim Deputy Head of Communications
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