Hazel Mastin

Hazel Mastin

Midwife & Director

Education

I qualified through hospital based training in UK as a registered Nurse in 1979 and as a Registered Midwife in 1980.
Qualified as an endorsed eligible midwife

Experience

More than 30 years midwifery experience includes:

10 years in the UK, which was combination of hospital and community Midwifery, but mostly in birth suite in a regional hospital.

Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital birth suite from 1991 to 2000.

Ipswich General Hospital Maternity Unit working in community antenatal clinic, education, labour and birth care and postnatal home visiting.

Project officer to write and implement a Midwifery-led model of care for women of Ipswich and surrounds.

3 years as caseload midwife in Ipswich Midwifery Group Practice.

Midwifery Interest

I am extremely passionate that every woman should have her own midwife for her pregnancy and birth journey. I believe this not only keeps birth normal but safe with early recognition and management of complexities if they occur.

I love supporting women with their choices, especially in keeping birth natural with the use of water, complementary therapies and relaxed environment. Water birthing is always very special and I am privileged to have helped many women birth this way.

Helping families grow and develop over the first weeks of their newborn’s life really completes the midwifery cycle for me.

Other Interest

I love to walk and also try to keep fit with going to the gym (though fitting this in my busy life schedule gets a bit tricky).

I really enjoy cooking, not the everyday stuff, but entertaining friends and family.

I have a very supportive husband who copes with my irregular hours, and he is actually learning to cook!

I’ve traveled my own birth journey twice, and was blessed with a son and daughter. I also have a granddaughter, who lives way too far away in Mt Isa, but I do get to see her on Skype!