When completing my midwifery education I worked as a graduate midwife and for the next few years at the Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne, before moving into Private Practice. This has afforded me a vast array of experiences across all areas of midwifery. My passion for midwifery, however, was sparked while growing up (literally) within my mother’s community midwifery business. Though I have been living in Melbourne since 2007, I’m always drawn back to these roots and continue to work alongside the team at My Midwives Shepparton and Echuca. Prior to working in private practice, I have had experience in a number of different models of care, from busy birthing units in tertiary hospitals, to hospital run home-birth teams, to small hospitals in rural Victoria.
I am a strong believer in the benefits of one-to-one midwifery care and wish to help integrate this model as affordable mainstream primary care for all families. I am passionate in empowering all women to have the best birth possible by making informed decisions. I have a special interest in water birth.
I am a sun lover who fell in love with living in the wrong city! But when the rain subsides, I’m bound to be out and about on my bicycle doing the rounds between Melbourne’s cafés. I feel at home in the garden and am adjusting to the challenge of urban gardening in small spaces. I am always excited about the prospect of travelling around the world and learning from different cultures.