When Nicola Enoch’s son Tom was born in 2004, she realised how influenced she was by a medical narrative that perpetuates outdated attitudes and perceptions around disability. In 2006 she formed The Ups of Downs in Warwickshire, and in 2019 national charity Down Syndrome UK, of which Positive about Down syndrome is pioneering in providing information, support and training to parents and professionals in maternity care and the preschools years.
In 2021 Nicola became a Founding Officer and the Vice Chair of the National Down Syndrome Policy Group providing the secretariat to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Down Syndrome, pivotal in supporting the Down Syndrome Act 2022.
Nicola is passionate about ensuring expectant parents have access to the information and support they deserve and delivered TEDx talk ‘How I nearly terminated my son through ignorance’.
A regular speaker at midwifery events Nicola has been published by the BJM, the RCM, AIMS and International Journal of Birth and Parent Education.