I was born and raised on the North Shore and moved onto the Coast over 10 years ago.I have been practising midwifery for 15 years. I feel that birth is an extremely personal and powerful time and women need to feel confidant and supported with the choices they make. I am passionate about primary birthing - at home, at Warkworth Birthing Unit and at North Shore Hospital, I am happy to facilitate water births and/or support women who need a higher level of care with obstetric input. Birth can be natural and drug free but each women needs to make choices that are right for her, her family/whānau and her particular circumstance. Pregnancy ,Birth and the postnatal period is an amazing time in any woman's life but when you look back it's also a relatively short time. Becoming a parent and a family is something that lasts forever and I believe that if you lay good foundations at the beginning your journey will be richer. I look forward to sharing this journey with you.