I have been a midwife for many years now and what a journey it has been!
My midwifery education was completed in the UK where I worked as a midwife in the community prior to relocating to New Zealand with my family. In New Zealand my belief in women, their ability to birth their baby’s with support from a midwife they know and trust became fundamental to my practice. Working in partnership with women is truly a privilege, with lifelong friendships and wonderful memories. Pregnancy and birth are a special time in a woman’s life and I absolutely love working with women, their partners and family, guiding them during their journey.
As a midwife I have an inherent belief that childbirth is organic and holistic in context and that it is important that whenever possible the normal physiological journey of birth should progress uninterrupted. I believe in promoting, protecting and supporting normal birth and that all women have the right to self-determine their childbirth experience. Most importantly, I believe it is every woman’s right to choose the place she births her baby with the support of a skilled midwife and that women have the right to make informed decisions and choices about their childbirth experience.