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Gender FEMALE
Industry Science
Occupation Midwife
Location Sydney, NSW, Australia
Introduction In 1989 the birth of my first child was the start of my passion for pregnancy, birthing and babies. Initially I campaigned for improvement in maternity services as a consumer and became a childbirth educator running prenatal classes in the community. In 1991 I commenced studying at university completing a degree in nursing and followed by a graduate diploma in midwifery. I founded my business Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond in 1992. Registering as a midwife in 1997, I began working on a team midwifery program in a tertiary hospital and moved into private midwifery practice in 1999. Today, primarily, I support women birthing at home. I am passionate about midwives moving away from the hospital system and commencing private practice. It is through private midwifery practice that women will truly have continuity of care and real options for birth open to them. Part of my work now is supporting midwives taking the step into private practice. I also continue to be politically active lobbying for the rights of pregnant women and their families. I've dedicated my life to supporting families, as they move through the childbearing year.