Melissa Buck

Melissa Buck

Midwife/ Director (Birth Choices Enterprises Pty.Ltd)

Education

  • Bachelor of Nursing 1996 – Edith Cowan University
  • Certificate in Midwifery 1998 – King Edward Memorial Hospital
  • Screening, diagnostics, Pharmacology and Prescribing – Griffith University

Experience

I started my career in the rural sector, moving on to remote area nursing specialising in aboriginal health as both a nurse and midwife. I relocated to Perth Metropolitan midwifery working in all aspects of midwifery care. My long term goal had always been to work in case load midwifery (one midwife throughout pregnancy, birth and postnatal.) I worked in the public sector as a community midwife for 4 years, however as health policies evolved and moved further from my philosophies I moved to private midwifery practice.

Midwifery Interest

I believe how a woman is treated in her pregnancy affects her birth and how she feels about her experience. I believe in guiding women to be autonomous in their decision making by providing unbiased information. I believe relationship based midwifery improves outcomes for the mothers, babies and families. I have a particular interest and passion for homebirth and have spent the last 10 years developing this interest since my own homebirth.

Other Interests

I have two beautiful girls who keep me busy, we enjoy visiting all of Perth beaches swimming and snorkelling. I also enjoy sewing, and have a baby’s range of clothing. Knitting is a winter hobby favourite.

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