AN 'overwhelmed' midwife says she feels extremely 'privileged' after a new mum that she cared for decided to name her first baby after her.

Baby Selin was born at Royal Bolton Hospital on March 3, weighing 9lb, to mum Suzan and dad Faith.

Midwife Celena Biggs has worked at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust for 10 years, starting as a healthcare assistant before qualifying as a midwife two and a half years ago.

She supported mum Suzan Selcuk through her labour, who was anxious about giving birth. She was so grateful for the care and compassion she received that she called her little girl Selin.

In a letter penned to Celena, Suzan said: "I can't begin to put into words how grateful we are for you.

"Having you by my side throughout the section made all the difference. Thank you for reassuring me that everything would be okay.

"You are such a light and I'm so thankful that you were there to guide me."

Celena said: "I absolutely love my job and feel privileged to be part of such a special time in people’s lives. As a midwife, you can sometimes forget the impact you can have on the people you care for.

"When I was looking after Suzan and Faith they didn’t know if they were having a girl or a boy, they had names for both.

"I was totally overwhelmed when they decided to call their baby Selin, I must have done something right -I will always remember them."

The family were supported by the team on the maternity unit including doctors, midwives and theatres and support staff.

On behalf of the Family Care Division at the Trust, divisional director James Logue said: "This is such a lovely, heart-warming message and gift from Suzan and Faith, and an amazing gesture to name their little girl after Celena.

"We are so proud of Celena and the fantastic support and care she provided to Suzan and Selin.

"Celena is a great example of the wonderful work all our midwives do in Family Care Division on a daily basis for the women and families in our care.

"Our thanks and very best wishes go to Suzan, Faith and baby Selin."