Jotara Watson 

Red Thread Midwifery ABN 949 280 703 35

Midwife and mother of Eden

I have been passionate about all things birth since training as a doula in 1999 the city of Melbourne.  After attending that first birth I knew I wanted to step into the midwife’s shoes.  

 

In 2002 I began midwifery study in New Zealand which proved to be a rich training ground, I worked independently after graduating, in hospitals, birth centres and home.  I have worked in rural and tertiary hospitals, and in private practice for the last 15 years in Australia.

 

I love that midwifery is both an art and science and my approach is underpinned by mindfulness, somatic movement and consent frameworks.  As a midwife I am your witness, companion and advocate.  My role is to support and facilitate families to have an empowered birth experience.

 

Independent practice enables me to provide a continuity of care model, which research shows provides optimal birth outcomes and high levels of satisfaction for both women and midwives.  I enjoy the creativity of including my interests in bodywork, mindfulness and movement with my midwifery practice.

 

I am a Holistic Pelvic Care™ and Self:Cervix practitioner providing bodywork for women across the lifespan.  My consultations include tools for self care in preparation for birth and as lifelong tools for parenting.  I work from Mana Health Practice where I facilitate a weekly mindfulness meditation group for pregnant women (manahealthpractice.com).

2007- current  Private Midwife part-time

2007- current RM, Mercy Hospital for Women & The Women's  Hospital part-time

2012 Kyneton Hospital, Caseload Midwife and part time private midwife

2012 Medicare eligibility granted

2005-2007 Lead Maternity Carer (Midwife) based in NZ

1999-2002 Practising Doula, Melbourne based

                  

 

 

2016 Holistic Pelvic Care™, Byron Bay, Australia

2014 Mindfulness Based Childbirth and Parenting teacher training US

2002 Bachelor of Midwifery, Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin New Zealand

2002 Rebirthing and Breathwork practitioner training, Melbourne 

1999 Doula training, International College of Spiritual Midwifery

Red Thread Midwifery, Midwife

Registered midwife ITEC, Dip IRC

AHPRA registration no: NMW 0001082743

Medicare provider number 4591681H

Clare :      0416 130 291

Emma :    0488 962 231

Louise:     0409 594 676

Helen:      0421 108 056

Juliana:    0419 253 778

Jo:             0410 205 259

Erin:         0404 996 815 

Amanda: 0433 546 775

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Please note we do not have professional indemity insurance (PII) for labour & birth. Midwives have a regulatory requirement to have PII but are unable to obtain the product due to a world wide shortage of  PII for midwives. Therefore midwives in private practice have been provided with an exemption for homebirth until December 2021.

The midwives working within the Collective have  PII for antenatal and postnatal care with MIGA.