I trained as a primary school teacher and worked as a supply teacher for a time but I didn’t love it. I was fortunate to have had wonderful caring midwives for the births of our own six children and decided I wanted to be a midwife. I became a midwife in 2012.
I feel privileged being a midwife and love working in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Straight Island women and families at the Jajumbora Hub at Waterford West.
I believe every woman should have quality midwifery care and as an MGP midwife offering continuity of care, my aim is to support women through their social, emotional, physical, spiritual, and cultural needs and expectations as defined by the woman herself. The pregnancy, birthing and postnatal period can be overwhelming, challenging, complicated, and joyous. Every woman is different and I love that continuity of care is able to be responsive to the needs of the women and families. I value providing women with evidence-based information so she and her family can make informed decisions best suited to their situation.
I am truly blessed in getting to know the women and families during the antenatal visits, being present at the birth, and continuing care in postnatal period.