Midwife and Hypnobirthing Australia ™ Practitioner

I am a Midwife and Hypnobirthing Australia ™ Practitioner and I joined Coast Life Midwifery in 2022 from Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. I offer continuity of care for the antenatal and postnatal package, group education and Hypnobirthing classes. You may also see me as a support midwife at home births.

I completed my Bachelor of Midwifery at ACU in Melbourne and was fortunate to receive a Graduate position at Joan Kirner (formally Sunshine Hospital) in 2012. Working across all areas, I found my passion in antenatal care, with a keen interest supporting women with mental health challenges in pregnancy. The antenatal period is such a transformative time in a woman’s life. The people she encounters during this time and the education, wisdom and care she is shown will have a lasting effect on her, her birth, and her confidence as a new parent.

Working the last ten years in a large, busy metropolitan hospital had its challenges but with them came the opportunities to work with highly skilled professionals and a uniquely diverse population of women from various cultures, ethnicities, and backgrounds. Every day was different; every woman had a new story and something to teach you. Work never felt like ‘work, especially when your colleagues became your friends.

After birthing my own three babies with the same midwife, I understood first-hand the benefits of true continuity of care. Nothing compares to the relationship you have with a known midwife. You trust them implicitly and they in turn trust you and your body and support you in every way possible to achieve a positive and empowering birth. I feel honoured to join the Coast Life Midwifery team and privileged to be able to offer this model of care to women and their families. 

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