Hi I'm Jo. Congratulations on your pregnancy! I am a self-employed lead maternity carer (LMC) based in Miramar. I can offer you continuity of midwifery care throughout your pregnancy, labour & birth, and up to 6 weeks after baby is born. My aim as a midwife is to facilitate a safe and positive childbirth experience for each woman I work with. I believe that an important part of this process is information sharing and informed consent, to enable you to make choices that you feel are best for you & your baby. On a personal level, my husband & I have three teens/adult children. I have been a registered health professional for over 25 years . Prior to obtaining my bachelor of midwifery degree I worked as a practice nurse in Miramar and before that I was a staff nurse at Wellington hospital. I am excited to be working alongside my practice partner Katherine Hoshino. Our goal is to give excellent, quality maternity care. Due to a shortage of local LMCs we try to give priority to women based in the Eastern suburbs.