It was mid contraction when I was told I needed an emergency caesarean. I cried as that wasn’t part of the plan. This was my first encounter with Dr Rabia Shaikh… From that moment on she guided me step by step through the delivery of my first baby – a little boy born in 2011. What struck me about this kind, caring doctor was that she came back the next day to the maternity ward to check on me. Rabia was so supportive and caring. Three years later I decided it was time to try again. This time I felt emotional just hearing the sentence, ‘you will need to go through IVF’.