It's such a challenge to encapsulate a deep desire of my heart into a few paragraphs. Put simply, I am passionate about my role as a Midwife. This is especially true of my life as an endorsed, private practicing Midwife. Midwifery has been my career for well over 20 years and although I have worked in remote and rural areas of Australia, in large public city hospitals and the private hospital sector, my years in private practice has brought me the greatest joy, the most rewarding relationships, and the most fulfilling professional development.
My personal journey to becoming a mother includes four pregnancies, two involving the rollercoaster of IVF. I have given birth to one daughter (who sadly is no longer with us) and three sons (that now tower over me). Like all life stories, it is filled with humour, success, failure and some sadness. My aim is to draw from my own life story and my years as an experienced Midwife to support you in your own pregnancy, birth and motherhood journey.
I believe, with the best support, from a known midwife, women can flourish in their pregnancy, making informed decisions for themselves and their baby. By guiding and equipping women to trust their bodies, birthing becomes a journey of empowerment and parenting their newborn becomes a fulfilling journey of healing, nurturing, learning, loving and bonding. This is certainly what I’ve been privileged to witness and be part of.
I am humbled by the part you invite me to play in your journey. I have dedicated my professional life to supporting women, their partners (if present) and their newborn baby. I commit to bringing all I have as your midwife, whether you choose to birth at home or in a hospital, to enable your pregnancy, birth and postnatal journey to be the most positive experience it can be.
Individualised pregnancy support in the comfort of your own home.
Home Birth or Hospital support - your choice.
Postnatal support from day 1 in your home for as long as you need.
Medicare rebates for pregnancy and postnatal visits
Neuroprotective Developmental Care (NDC)
'the Possums programs'
Currently undergoing training to become an accredited practitioner.
Assisting parents with Breastfeeding, newborn settling/sleep and their emotional wellbeing.
Internal Pelvic Release Work
This is a form of bodywork that can help to release tension in the soft tissues, leading to a rebalancing of the organs, ligaments, muscles, scar tissue, and many fibers that are all interconnected. This “sighing” (relaxing) of the tissues can help bring comfort and promote an increase in the pelvic space ready for the baby to descend and engage in pregnancy and later to navigate the birth canal for potentially a smoother labour and birth.
Work & Education history
2021-2023 Private Practicing Medicare endorsed Midwife - MAMA, Supporting clients with Home birth and those choosing Shared Care with Hospital support
2019- 2021 Agency Midwife in Melbourne hospitals
Midwifery contract in Weipa, Remote, FNQ Midwifery contract in Leeton, Country NSW
Bass Coast Health - ANUM Maternity Ward
GSHS - Clinical Midwife Specialist
2017- 2019 Eastern Health - Boxhill Hospital (working across the Midwifery continuum of practice)
2006 - 2017 Mitcham Private Hospital (working across all areas of Midwifery)
2002 - 2004 Gippsland Southern Health Services (Working in all areas of Midwifery and rotating to General medical/surgical nursing)
1996-1998 Eastern Health - Theatre Nursing
1992 -1996 Gippsland Southern Health Services (Working in all areas of Midwifery and rotating to General medical/surgical nursing)
NDC/Possums program - to become an accredited practitioner (commencing July 2023)
IPRW (Internal Pelvic Release Work) Mentoring Program 2023 - Completed May 2023
Spinning Babies workshop (Fiona Hallinan) 2021
Acupressure for Midwives (Workshop with Dr Millicent Matthews)
2022 Leading Edge Lactation conference 2023
A day with a Newborn workshop (Paediatrician RCH, MAMA)
Griffith University - 2020 Prescribing for Midwives Course
Post Graduate - Prescribing for Midwives
Post Anaesthetic Care -The Royal Melbourne Hospital 1996
Midwifery Certificate (graduating in 1992) Monash Medical Centre (Clayton)
Nursing - Diploma of Health Sciences, LaTrobe University (Formerly known as Lincoln Institute of Health Sciences) , graduating in 1989