|Fully qualified midwife, registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).|
|Supervised by the Local Supervising Authority and the local supervisor of midwives.|
|Equipment and drugs checked and approved every year by the local supervisor.|
|'Updating' and 'training' in emergency skills undertaken with local NHS midwives (includes specific Homebirth Sitiuations)|
|'ALSO ' Qualified - Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics|
|Qualified to do the required New Born Baby Examination|
|Qualified to divide Tongue-Tie|
|Experienced in home, hospital and waterbirths.|
I have 4 children and 7 grandchildren. I have been privilged to facilitate 4 perfect birth experiences (both stories on 'birth story' page) for both my daughters and my daughter-in-law with their babies.
I believe women should have the birth they want, be able to choose and know their midwife and build a trusting relationship throughout their pregnancy. I also like to actively involve the partner and any other children in the family as much as possible.
I practise some complementary therapies. I use Australian Bush Flower Remedies, Raiki. aromatherapy, homeopathy, massage and reflexology. I also encourage the use of yoga and/or hypnosis for relaxation which is wonderful.
I love home births with women delivering in the pool it is so calm and natural, I get a real sense of achievement helping women to get the wonderful and fulfilling experience with me ‘just being there’ to share their special time.
I also have a passion in working with women to have an empowering birth after they have had a previous bad experience. This may have been through an instrumental delivery, caesarean section or just not being listened to during their last birth. I have lots of experience helping women with mental health problems who I find home birth particularly empowering for.
I am also happy to accompany women into hospital if that is the birth location they choose although I cannot work in hospital (no independent midwife can at this time) I can be there as birth supporter, helping after the birth with initiating breast feeding.
I am qualified to do the newborn check on your baby which is done within
72 hours of birth, so not waiting for a GP to do the check or an unnecessary
trip to the postnatal ward for a paediatrician to check baby. I am also
qualified to carry out the dividing of Tongue-Tie. This keeps the whole
experience very personal.