PLEASE NOTE: I'm only able to care for women who Iive on Waiheke Island.
I have been a midwife on Waiheke Island since 1993. Recently I have been joined by Rhonda Jackson- a very experienced & skilled Midwife.We support each other which means that women will probably work with both of us throughout the pregnancy, birth & postnatal periods.
I believe that pregnancy and birth are a natural process and predominantly work with families that wish to have a natural birth. Most babies I deliver are born at home.
I also go to Birth Care in Auckland with women who wish to deliver there, but do NOT deliver at hospital. If women require hospital care I try to arrange for another midwife to take over care for that time.
I am open to using "alternative" health practices (such as homeopathy and acupuncture). I encourage women to use water to help with labour pain and for their support people to be involved as much as possible.