Shelley Ford

Shelley Ford

Midwife

Education

  • Bachelor of Environmental Management (Hons), University of Queensland, 2005
  • Bachelor of Midwifery, Griffith University, graduate Dec 2018

Experience

Whilst my previous working life was spent conducting ecological work in rural and remote areas, after the birth of our second baby, I just couldn’t shake off the little (loud!) voice inside which kept telling me I was meant to be a midwife. Over the last four years I have had the pleasure of supporting women and their families across the childbirth continuum in both public and private sectors. I love what I do and get so much satisfaction and joy from midwifery. Learning from my amazing mentors and from the women I support continues to shape me as a mother and midwife.

Mdwifery Interests

I have seen first hand, both personally and professionally, how the relationship between a woman and a known midwife has the potential to not only provide a safe, nurturing environment for women to be guided through pregnancy, birth and those early mothering days but also how far-reaching good support during this time can be. I am totally committed to ensuring that I provide this good support through safe, evidence-based care which is personalised for each woman and family.

Other Interests

With three small children and a farmer husband, most of my spare time revolves around making sure we all get quality time together as a family. We love to spend time outside fishing and camping. In saying that, alone time on a beach with an interesting book is my idea of great time!

Toowoomba Team