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

I have been working at The Royal Women’s Hospital for the last seven years with a wonderfully diverse population, across all areas of maternity care. In recent years I have 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 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 a real affinity for waterbirth, and special interests in mental health and the nervous system, the early hours postpartum as well as the fourth trimester. I love sprinkling education into all the care I provide.

Other Interests

I am a yoga teacher, and they say I am a real green thumb. In my spare time you’d likely find me on my mat, in the sun, tending to my many plants, on an adventure with my partner or friends, or with my two burmese cats.

 

Melbourne Team