Karen Hollindale

Karen Hollindale

Midwife and Director

Education

  • Bachelor of Nursing - QUT QLD 1994
  • Graduate Diploma in Midwifery - ACU QLD 2000
  • Graduate Certificate in Midwifery - Flinders University SA 2013

Experience

I have been a Registered Nurse for 20 years, but always wanted to be a midwife! After the birth of my first 2 children, I studied enthusiastically and have practiced as a midwife for the last 16 years. I have worked in all areas of midwifery at a variety of hospitals on the north side of Brisbane and have worked in a continuity of care models at both Caboolture Hospital and also at the Birth Centre at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital. I have been in private practice since 2012 with a small practice until joining My Midwives as a Director in December 2015. I have loved the relationships I get to develop with families and especially love supporting women during their birth journey.

Midwifery Interests

I believe that midwifery provides the opportunity to empower women about their potential to immerse themselves in their birthing journey, and enables them to make informed choices best suited to themselves and their families needs. As midwives, I believe we should be mindful, respectful and supportive of the dynamic changes that new life brings to the family unit, whilst still being in awe of the miracle of birth!

I LOVED all of my births – I felt supported and educated by my midwives to make the right choices for my family and myself! I hope that in my new role as a private practicing eligible midwife, I can offer the same level of advice and support to women and their families as they go through the wonderful journey of pregnancy and birth!

Personal Interests

I love spending time with my husband and 3 teenage children going camping, water skiing and watching them play a sport. I also enjoy reading and sewing and having some quiet time to myself!