Choosing the right support at this special time is an important part of the journey.
I graduated as a UK trained midwife in 2001. Over the years I have been grateful to work in both big and small hospitals, homebirth, and remote rural settings.
In 2007 I immigrated to NZ with my then young family, and haven't looked back since.
I choose to have a small caseload with Chloe Steens being my direct backup. Working in a supportive wider team of 6 midwives.
We both work holistically acknowledging the honour of each whanāu's journey. I am also a hypnobirthing practitioner, life coach and hold aromatherapy, massage and reflexology diplomas which I add to my kete of midwifery skills as wanted/needed.
We attend many home and birth centre births and prefer to work with women planning to birth out of hospital. However, if circumstances change I will support women in hospital with the obstetric specialist team as needed.