This is Hannah's story:

"In August 2017 in Stroud Maternity hospital I went into Labour with my son Spencer. All was well until his head was delivered and his shoulders unfortunately got stuck. There was a sudden urgency for me to leave the birthing pool. The Midwives Tracy and Amy acted calmly and professionally with telling me the different manoeuvres needed to help deliver baby. It was a whole 11 minutes of desperation to deliver Spencer but finally 11 minutes after his body was delivered. Although all was not well yet. Spencer did not take his first breath but lay lifeless and blue in front of myself and Lee my husband. We sat helpless watching our baby boy as the midwives pumped air into his mouth. It took 10 breaths to get his first gurgle and 5 minutes for him to take his first breath. 

It was the most traumatic time of our lives and still affects us in ways now. However every day we are so thankful to the midwives Tracy and Amy that were so calm and professional and did exactly what they had been trained which delivered Spencer not only alive but with not a single bruise or lasting damage. It really was a horrific experience but I felt in safe hands that evening and I was right to.

I am forever grateful for what they did that day so since losing 4 stone and doing an insanity bootcamp 4/5 times a week and feeling fitter and healthier thought why not attempt what I'd set as a goal before losing the weight. Furthermore why not do it whilst raising money for the PROMPT Maternity Foundation charity who trained the midwives that day in how to deal with such situations. 

The aim of the PROMPT Maternity Foundation is to reduce preventable harm for mothers and their babies. The PROMPT Maternity Foundation provides a multi-professional training programme which was initially introduced to North Bristol NHS Trust. It has been shown to improve outcomes for real women and their babies. I will run this half marathon with that day in my head to show my thanks for all that was done for me and my family that day. Thanks to them we have our gorgeous son and my daughter has her cheeky brother.

Let's do this!!"