Hi, my name is Anna and I am a self-employed midwife, providing full care through the pregnancy, labour, birth and postnatal period up to 6 weeks after baby is born.
I trained in the UK in 1980, and emigrated with my family in 1988, becoming self-employed in 1990, and have worked in the Nelson area since 1992.
My aim is to provide family-centred care during this special time in your lives. I am happy to look after women planning to birth in Nelson or Motueka Units or at home, and am experienced in water births. I will give you information, support and guidance to enable you to make informed choices along the way. I work with three other midwives to ensure 24 hour cover for your care if I am unavailable.
I am definitely an advocate for natural birth, believing that birth is a normal, achievable goal for most women. But I am equally happy to provide full care for women who need to utilise obstetric help, and have a good relationship with our local obstetric team.