I am thrilled to be part of the MAMA team, a team of dedicated midwives and support staff providing holistic care to women as they journey through one of the most challenging and yet most rewarding experiences of their lives.
I became a midwife in 1992 and over the years have become increasingly passionate about empowering women through evidence based practice and informed choice. This has been reinforced by my personal and professional experiences. I have been a midwife in public, private, country, city and remote health care facilities. During all of these experiences I have been humbled and amazed at the strength and resilience of the mother’s I have journeyed with. One highlight throughout my career has been the trust women have placed in me, even if I’ve only just met them in the birthing room, women need to feel safe, secure and heard.
I firmly believe that a woman and her partner (if present), make the best choices when they have a known midwife they develop trust in. The women are a tower of strength for the life they are bringing into the world. It’s my privilege as their midwife, to partner and empower them in this amazing process.
My personal family journey includes four pregnancies, two involving the rollercoaster of IVF. I have given birth to one daughter (who sadly is no longer with us) and three sons (that now tower over me). Like all life stories it is filled with humour, success, failure and some sadness. My aim is to draw from my own life story and my years as an experienced midwife to support you in your own pregnancy, birth and motherhood journey.
My boys will often joke about a favourite statement I make about our home grown produce; “its organic and from the garden”. As much as it's a joke for my boys it says a lot about who I am. My aim as your midwife is to enable the best, most natural, informed and most healthy environment (emotionally and physically) I can for you and your baby. At times this means watching, listening and simply supporting you, while at others it may mean empowering you to choose an alternative course of action. Either way, my commitment is to partner with you and yours throughout the whole incredible journey ahead.