Courtney Alexander

Courtney Alexander

Midwife / Lactation Consultant

Education

  • Bachelor of Midwifery, ACU, 2013
  • Australiasian Lactation Courses, 2018
  • International Board Certified Lactation Consultants Examination, 2019
  • Graduate Certificate in Midwifery (Prescribing & Diagnostics), Griffith University, 2020

Experience

Prior to moving into private practice, I spent years working at The Royal Women’s Hospital with a wonderfully diverse population, across all areas of maternity care. In more recent years I primarily worked in the birth space, and as a Lactation Consultant in the community.

Midwifery Interests

I am as passionate about this work as ever and care deeply that every birthing person is supported to begin their parenting journey feeling informed and empowered, nurtured, and radically transformed.

I hope that soon all families and all midwives will have better access to continuity of care as well as more consistent, specialist birth and breastfeeding support. I am a huge advocate for the profound impact that continuity of midwifery care has on the way people experience this powerful and vulnerable time in their lives, extending far beyond birth and postpartum. I have special interests in waterbirth, working with the nervous system, and the long-term impacts of the early postnatal period. I love sprinkling education into all the care I provide.

Other Interests

I am a green thumb and a yoga teacher. In my spare time, you’d likely find me in the sun, tending to my many plants and my two very dog-like Burmese cats; or on an adventure with my loved ones.

 

Melbourne Team