Time is an important word for me when I think about how to describe my practice as a midwife. Giving women the time they need to ask questions, check things out and discuss options enables women to make the right choices for them on their journey to becoming a mother. Spending time getting to know the women I care for allows me to provide respectful, empowering and inclusive care for both women and their whanau. I love what I do. Providing confident care and support during this emotional and life changing journey is a true privilege. I approach my practice with calmness and confidence and support women where they choose to birth – at home, at our fantastic primary unit in Paraparaumu and in Wellington Regional Hospital.