Jenny Smith has been working as a midwife for 27 years, during which time she has delivered somewhere in the region of 1,000 babies. Currently Head Midwife at Queen Charlotte’s Hospital in Hammersmith, London, Jenny Smith is founder of the immensely successful 'Jentle Midwifery Scheme' which introduced one-to-one midwife care at the hospital and turned all profits back into the NHS.
Among her considerable accolades is the St George’s Hospital Special Achievement Award, won in 1998 for pioneering work with water births. She is currently working on a number of clinical trials and a paper for the British Medical Journal. Her specialized fields include high-risk pregnancies and deliveries. Jenny Smith lectures widely in Europe and the Middle East on fetal heart monitoring and is collaborating with Philips UK on the latest Telemetry research.
Her published work includes medical research and she has also written and contributed to articles for a cross-section of publications, including The Guardian and pregnancy and childcare magazines. She was the consultant to Lucy Atkins book, Blooming Birth, published by HarperCollins in 2005.