Clarice Davis

Midwife/ Director

After the midwifery led care I had with my first baby, I felt so inspired I decided to pursue a career in Midwifery wanting to make a difference for birthing women and their families. I learnt my midwifery skills not only through my bachelor degree but through the wise words and hands of extremely experienced elder midwives. Midwifery to me is more than a job, it’s a true calling. They say if you love your job, you’ll never work a day in your life, this is so true for me.

I specialise in natural birth and have a holistic care approach to pregnancy, birth and postpartum care. I believe that childbirth is a rite of passage and brings birthing autonomy back to the mother through evidence-based midwifery care. Pregnancy and childbirth are such transformative experiences for the mother and as such my care is more than a blood pressure check and a quick listen to the baby’s heartbeat, it encompasses the woman’s spiritual, mental and emotional health as well.

I have spent my time as a midwife practising in the Northern Territory, supporting hundreds of women birthing at home and hospital, recently relocating to the beautiful Sunshine Coast with my husband and 6 children in 2018 to be closer to family.

Before joining Coast Life Midwifery, I dedicated my time caring for vulnerable women and complex pregnancies. I worked 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.

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 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.”

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