I completed a Bachelor of Midwifery at Charles Darwin University whilst living in Alice Springs, Northern Territory. After the birth of my first child, I felt so empowered and, wanting to make a difference for other women, I decided to pursue my Midwifery education. I continue to strive to make a difference for women and families, to gain new knowledge and to support the way I practice, I am currently studying towards a Masters of Primary Maternity Care at Griffith University, Queensland.
I have spent my time as a midwife practising in the Northern Territory, supporting women birthing at home and hospital, relocating to the beautiful Sunshine Coast with my husband and 6 children in 2019. I returned to work after the birth of my twin girls in 2018, joining Coast Life Midwifery in May 2019.
In the last 3 years I have specialised in caring for vulnerable women, families and ‘high-risk pregnancies’, working with diverse groups of women within complex clinical situations. It has brought me a great deal of satisfaction to be able to empower women to make informed choices about their birthing journey. I enjoy working with women and their families to give them the best start for their new baby.
Since I began my midwifery, I have welcomed babies born into the world at home and in hospital, and feel so grateful that I am able to provide the kind of holistic, family centred midwifery care that I have always dreamed of.
My work is more than a job; it is a passion and a true calling. I am fortunate to have walked beside so many families as they go through their pregnancy journey and I am honoured to be with them as they birth. It never ceases to amaze me the strength and ability of a birthing woman, who, with loving support and gentle encouragement, births her baby earthside.