Congratulations on your pregnancy. I am an LMC midwife with Queenstown Midwives Group Practice; my back-up partners are Sharon White & Mikkayla Godfrey. As a midwife I have the privilege of being part of a woman's, and a family's journey from the beginning, I believe in providing woman centred holistic midwifery care that is supportive, safe & individualised. A little bit about me; I am married and have 3 children, our family & extended family has lived off and on in the Queenstown/Arrowtown area for many years since the 1860s. I have practised Midwifery in a variety of settings from a rural base hospital as a core midwife, to a large tertiary hospital birthing unit, I have also worked in a continuity group practice in Australia. I am a Lactation Consultant and have been board certified since 2007. I am a registered Nurse and have had various nursing roles, predominately in child and family health: the Neonatal Unit Southland Hospital, Public Health Nurse in Qtown, Plunket Nurse Wakatipu.