General Nurse, Palmerston North School of Nursing, New Zealand, 7 August 1975; Midwifery, Wellington School of Nursing (St Helens), New Zealand, 4 February 1977; Obstetric Nurse, Palmerston North School of Nursing, New Zealand, 7 August 1975; Preceptorship for Midwives, Auckland DHB, New Zealand, 22 October 2013; Mentorship for Midwives, NZCOM, New Zealand, 30 October 2018
Years of practice: Over 20 years
Philosophy of care: In my practice as a midwife I enjoy working in partnership with women throughout their pregnancy journey, ensuring individualised care. I try to keep labour and delivery as natural as possible while taking risk factors into consideration, always aiming for a healthy outcome for mother and baby.
Back up midwives: Gail Stockwell, Mary Gallagher, Kim Haley-George
Birth facilities attended: Home Births, North Shore Hospital, Warkworth Birthing Centre
General Bio: From April 2020 I will be retired from LMC work and only providing locum for other LMC midwives. I have 25 years midwifery experience.The past fourteen years as a caseloading midwife caring for women from early pregnancy to six weeks after delivery. Being a lead maternity carer is a very rewarding career and a great privilege to give support to women through this special time in their lives. I have experience in caring for women with medical and obstetric complications and with women of all ages from teens to early forties. In my practice as a midwife I enjoy working in partnership with women throughout their pregnancy, ensuring individualised care. I aim to keep labour and delivery as natural as possible while taking presenting circumstances into consideration, always aiming for a healthy outcome for mother and baby. As a lactation consultant I am keen to assist mothers to fully breastfeed. I have a wonderful back up team of midwives.
4 February 1977
Barbara Brinsdon is available at the following service:
This service is available at the following location:
498 Hibiscus Coast Highway, Orewa