Congratulations on your pregnancy
My name is Maria Stanley and I am a Registered Midwife with a background in Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing (Advanced Child and Family Health) and a practising Lactation Consultant working in the Central Otago community. These combined skills drive my passion for Midwifery, helping support your journey by working alongside you and your family from early pregnancy through to confident parent(s). I believe research is the cornerstone of my practice and that birth is a natural life event, whilst acknowledging that some pregnancies and births may require additional support and monitoring. Working together we individualise your care and when appropriate engage with local GP services or obstetric, midwifery colleagues. As we work together this ensures informed choice, continuity of care and the safe arrival of your new baby in either Central Otago or Dunedin Hospital. I look forward to meeting with you to discuss possible options for midwifery care.
All the best Maria x