Clarice completed a Bachelor of Midwifery at Charles Darwin University whilst living in Alice Springs, Northern Territory. After the birth of her first child, she felt so empowered and, wanting to make a difference for other women, she decided to pursue her Midwifery education. Clarice continues to strive to make a difference for women and families, to gain new knowledge and to support her practice, she is currently studying towards a Masters of Primary Maternity Care at Griffith University, Queensland.
Clarice has spent her time as a midwife practising in the Northern Territory, supporting women birthing at home and hospital, relocating to the beautiful Sunshine Coast with her husband and 6 children in 2019. Clarice has returned to work after the birth of her twin girls in 2018, joining Coast Life Midwifery in May 2019.
In the last 3 years Clarice has 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 Clarice began her midwifery, she has welcomed babies born into the world at home and in hospital, and feels so grateful that she is able to provide the kind of holistic, family centred midwifery care that she has always dreamed of.
“My work is more than a job; it is a passion and a true calling. I am fortunate to have walked besides so many families as they journey their pregnancy 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.”