Hello, my name is Shannon and I work throughout the South Auckland region. I really enjoy midwifery and consider it a privilege to support women and families through the incredible experience of bringing a new baby into their lives.
I believe that having a healthy and satisfying pregnancy, birth, and postnatal experience is of huge importance to all women. With a strong partnership between myself and the families I care for, each woman can guide her own personal journey and decide what's right for her when making decisions about her care. My role is to support the choices women make, provide advice, help guide them through the maternity system, and ensure that they and their babies are safe throughout.
I mainly support women to birth at home or in a birthing unit, including waterbirths. I believe pregnancy is a normal, healthy life stage, and that all women have the capacity to birth without interference. These beliefs guide my entire midwifery practice.