Bachelor of Midwifery, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, 12 November 2004
Years of practice: over 8 years.
Philosophy of care: I am a midwife who is passionate about caring for women through their pregnancy, birth and early mothering journey. I enjoy supporting women to be as healthy as possible during this time so that they are able to have as normal an experience as possible. I refer women to Natural Therapy practitioners when needed, and I find that treatment with acupuncture, osteopathy, homeopathy and naturopathy can help support normal processes. I also encourage women and their partners to learn Hypnobirthing techniques. I also appreciate that not all women will have a straightforward experience. To this end I have an excellent working relationship with the Obstetric Team at Auckland Hospital, and refer my women as necessary to secondary care.
Back up midwife: all the team back each other up at Auckland Maternity Care.
Birth facilities attended: home birthing, Auckland Hospital and Birthcare (Parnell).
9 December 2004
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