Having a baby is one of the most important events in your life. Learning to be parents and caring for yourself and your family is the most basic requirements of living. While many new mums focus on the delivery side of birth, it is also really important to get a good start as parents, getting support with breastfeeding and caring for your baby. The role of the midwife in this, is pivotal in supporting this transition to being a family. Midwives provide guidance and support to women and their families from conception to 4-6 weeks following delivery. I am very experienced in supporting and dealing with the wide range of issues that arise over this period.
I enjoy working with women and their partners. Whether you are looking for a natural unmedicated birth, or have complications that require more intervention, I have the skills to assist you in this transition. I also know how to look after myself, ensuring that you get the best service I can provide.
I am based in the central part of Wellington, and provide the full range of care.
I am a New Zealand trained midwife of 18 years and also an Australian trained Registered Nurse since 1996. I've provided LMC midwifery care for Wellington women for ten years. I have also worked as a midwife in the major teritary maternity hospital in Melbourne for six years, throughout many areas of womens health. For two years I was also a Maternity Nurse in Dublin so have learned some settling tips along the way. Four years ago I returned to New Zealand to practice midwifery, as I believe we have one of the worlds best systems of midwifery care.