Bachelor of Midwifery 2023 - Charles Darwin University
After having lived overseas for nine years, I returned to Australia determined to fulfil my dream of becoming a midwife. As a student, I was able to gain experience in both public and private hospitals as well as travel to Indonesia to participate in a global perspective of midwifery placement, an incredibly eye-opening experience. In my third year of study, I was fortunate enough to complete my placements with My Midwives, who have now taken me under their wing and offered me a position as a graduate midwife.
Of course, my first passion lies within continuity of care, having the ability to build a relationship with a family and support them through one of the most important periods of their life is incredibly rewarding. Further to this, I am discovering that I have a particular interest in educating people around options for maternity care. There are many people who do not know that you can access private midwifery care throughout pregnancy, nor do they realise the positive impact it can have on their birthing experience compared to other care models. Imagine the difference we would see in our birth statistics if this was common knowledge!
Well, I have two gorgeous fur babies, a dog and a cat who are best friends. When they aren’t letting me cuddle them, I love to explore outside, including going for hikes, playing tennis, going to farmers markets or even riding my motorcycle. If I am not outside being active, I am snuggled up reading a book or making homemade ice cream in the kitchen. Of course, time with family and friends is always treasured, especially when it involves my gorgeous nieces and nephew.