I graduated with a Bachelor of Midwifery degree from Otago Polytechnic, New Zealand in 2006.
I have worked in a variety of settings from small rural maternity units, homebirth, to busy tertiary hospitals with medically complex mums and babies,
and as a Lead Maternity Care Midwife caring for women and their babies from the very beginning of pregnancy, through birth and the postnatal period.
I have also led antenatal classes and was a volunteer leader in the Mother to Mother support group La Leche League.
I am an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant with additional training in Orofacial Myology through the Coulson Institute.
As a mother to 3 children I understand the bewildering challenges of being a new parent and the difficulties in accessing
support when things aren’t going smoothly.
Sometimes it can feel like you’re going crazy after exhausting so many avenues trying to find help for the challenges you are experiencing.
It can become a worrying and isolating time when it feels like no one will listen, especially when you know something isn’t right, yet you
struggle to find the language to describe your concerns, and someone who will take you seriously.
I also know, that armed with the right information and support you can survive many challenges, and even begin to enjoy mothering your baby.
My primary focus is around educating women and their families so they can be empowered to make the best decisions to fit their family.