Anne completed her midwifery education in the UK where she worked as a midwife in the community prior to relocating to New Zealand with her family. In New Zealand her belief in women and their ability to birth their baby’s with support from a midwife they know and trust became fundamental to her practice. Working in partnership with women is a privilege, with lifelong friendships and wonderful memories.
Since 2000 she has worked in Queensland across a number of different health services, implementing, promoting continuity of care and midwifery. Her midwifery roles have included management and higher levels, continually striving for change and reform in maternity services in Australia.
“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,” Anne said.
“I have the ability and skills to offer women pregnancy and birthing information that will empower them to look at their options around birthing at home or hospital.
“I always use these skills to work in collaboration with other health professionals and if the partnership extends to encompass others, a positive birthing environment can be achieved for the woman and family. 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.”
Anne believes in promoting, protecting and supporting normal birth and that all women have the right to self-determine their childbirth experience. Most importantly, she believes 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.
Ali Broderick is an Endorsed Midwife and has been working in Private Practice on the Sunshine Coast since 2014. Providing continuity of care for women and families in the local community during the journey of pregnancy, birth and the transition to parenthood is Ali’s key interest.
After completing an Honours Degree in Midwifery Studies/ Registered Midwife in 2001 Ali worked in both rural and large tertiary hospital settings in the North East of England for nine years.
In 2010 she relocated with her family to Australia and began working at Selangor hospital as a midwife, student facilitator and Clinical Midwife in Birth Suite.
At Nambour General Hospital Ali worked as the Clinical Midwife Facilitator, developing and working in partnership with the University of the Sunshine Coast with the ‘Expecting & Connecting’ program for two years. From there the transition to private practice began.
“I feel extremely privileged to be invited to care for women and their family during the miracle journey of pregnancy, birth, and their transition to parenthood,” Ali said.
“Being able to develop a relationship with you during pregnancy by providing continuity of care promotes a truly empowering experience and a wonderful partnership that holds you and your needs at its heart.”
Before joining the Coast Life Midwifery practice in 2016 Allison worked in maternity units in Bundaberg and in her early career at a small rural hospital in Gayndah.
Trained as a midwife at the Gold Coast hospital in 1989, Allison has worked across all areas of a public hospital maternity unit.
Qualifying as a lactation consultant in 2000, Allison developed and managed a weekly breastfeeding clinic at the Bundaberg maternity unit and lead the unit to successfully achieve “Baby Friendly Health Initiative” accreditation.
“I believe women deserve the opportunity to have continuity of care and be supported, empowered and made to feel safe during their pregnancy, birth, and postnatal care,” Allison said
“The passion I have for midwifery and the privilege of being with women has meant that have I enjoyed each and every day I have worked as a midwife. I am in constant awe of the strength of women to succeed and meet their goals.
“Working with the Coast Life Midwifery I have been privileged to develop some beautiful friendships and relationships with many women and their families. It is an absolute privilege to be able to support women, their partners and families to achieve their goals and a positive birth experience. “
Supporting women to breastfeed has been a passion for Allison since her completion of midwifery training when she realised that women were not supported or even given information on “how to breastfeed”. She trained as a breastfeeding counsellor with Nursing Mothers now the Australian Breastfeeding Association and later qualified as a Lactation Consultant to offer new mums the support, advice and encouragement to achieve what sometimes feels like the impossible.
Samantha is the Practice Manager for Coast Life Midwifery.
“I love my work as I am able to be around women and families experiencing their transition to being parents,” Sam said.
“My work is underpinned by my experiences from birthing my beautiful boys with an awesome midwife, followed by a passion for breastfeeding, the joy of my own mothering and ability to provide consumer support to women, while managing the administration of a busy practice…..”
Emily – a mother and nursing/ midwifery student – has joined Coast Life Midwifery to deliver administration support.
“I feel incredibly lucky to work with woman I look up to and learn from every day,” Emily said.
“But most of all, I love to be a friendly face (or voice) for all our ladies choosing to share their Pregnancy and Birth journey with us.”
Victoria Kingsland Cheesbrough
Victoria is a mother of two young children, and currently studying Midwifery at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Victoria is originally from Hastings on the south coast of England, but emigrated to Australia in 2012. She very much enjoys life on the Sunshine Coast, spending time at the parks and beaches with her husband and children. Victoria was 3 months preganant when she arrived in Australia and feels she was very lucky to have found a private midwife and to have the experience of an amazing home birth. This empowering ‘life changing’ event motivated Victoria to follow her passion for Midwifery and woman centred care.
“I am so happy to join the team at Coast Life Midwifery in an administration role. The attitudes and beliefs of everyone here mirror my own and I couldn’t be working with nicer people. I enjoy meeting all the amazing women and families who have chosen Midwifery-led care and I know the difference it can make in people’s lives.”
Coast Life Midwifery also offers clients a range of support services through our practice partners.