I completed my midwifery education in the UK. Following this registration, I worked within a large tertiary hospital obtaining a vast range of midwifery knowledge and skills.
Several years later I joined a community-based midwifery team giving me the ability to be autonomous when providing midwifery continuity of care. During this period, I was privileged to obtain invaluable experience with home and water births which were truly empowering for myself, the women, their partners and families that I cared for. The continuity of care ensured families had a very positive birth experience.
In 2007 myself and my husband together with two dogs emigrated to Australia, luckily straight to the Sunshine Coast where I was a clinical midwife.
In 2017 I had the privilege of volunteering in Amana Maternity Hospital in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. Little did I know that this was going to be a life changing experience, my skill set was tested on a daily basis and the whole experience was humbling but very empowering. I returned to Tanzania the following year to do it all over again.
Following the experience in Tanzania I wanted more from my Midwifery career and decided to step out of my comfort zone which can be quite daunting both personally and professionally. When we break free of our own limiting perceptions, you deservedly feel a great sense of achievement.
I went onto working as a clinical midwife within the Midwifery Group Practice in Roma. My career had gone full circle and I am now back offering continuity of care which is very rewarding having the autonomy that enabled me to support woman to make informed decisions in relation to their health, pregnancy, birth and postnatal journey.
I am now permanently back on the Coast and recently joined the amazing team of midwives at Coast Life Midwifery. I am looking forward to meeting you in the near future and is offering individualised, compassionate and comprehensive care to empower you and your partner to feel connected, embodied and confident about your birth journey.