Congratulations on your pregnancy! I am a lead maternity carer, providing care mainly in Northern Southland and Fiordland. I can offer you continuity of midwifery care throughout your pregnancy, labour & birth, and up to 6 weeks after baby's birth. The care I provide is confidential, focused on your individual needs & respectful of your decisions and beliefs. My aim as a midwife is to facilitate a safe, empowering and positive childbirth experience for each client I work with. I believe that an important part of this process is information sharing and informed choice, to enable you to make decisions that you feel are best for you & your baby. On a personal level, I emigrated from Wales to rural Southland, 21 years ago. My husband & I have two adult children. I have been a registered health professional for the past 24 years. Prior to obtaining my midwifery degree in 2013, I worked as a registered nurse in the areas of neonatal intensive care, rural practice nursing & Prime Response in Medical Emergency.