Travelling around Europe in a Combi van with my husband in the early 70’s, I was one of the original flower children when I fell pregnant with my first child, Emma. Such news put an end to our hippy lifestyle and we sold the Combi van and came home to Australia to raise a family.
The disempowering childbirth that delivered Emma spurred me on to midwifery training, which I completed at the Queen Victoria Hospital in 1975, going on to work at Monash Medical Centre for many years. I have been in private practice as a midwife for 25 years now and I remain committed to avoiding disempowerment of the family during pregnancy, birth and beyond.
I particularly enjoy working with younger midwives, and I am passionate about helping midwives to take full advantage of the recent maternity reforms in Victoria.