Comprehensive Nursing, Carrington Polytechnic, New Zealand, 22 February 1991; Midwifery, Wellington Polytechnic, New Zealand, 2 February 1994; Preceptorship for Midwives, Waitemata DHB, New Zealand, 21 August 2014
Years of practice: over 25 years.
Philosophy of care: I believe that safety of mother and baby are paramount to my practice and I am committed to working in partnership with every woman/family that I care for. A partnership based on mutual respect, good communication and trust. I listen, encourage, support and help to provide you with the information you need to make the right choices for you and your family.
Back up midwives: Due West - West Auckland Midwives.
Birth facilities attended: Waitakere & North Shore hospitals.
General Bio: I originally trained and worked as a registered nurse before going on to complete my midwifery training back in 1993. Before I had my family (3 beautiful daughters) I worked as an independent midwife providing continuity of care to women/families throughout their pregnancy, labour/birth and postnatally to 6 weeks.
Since becoming a mother in 1999 (which has been my greatest and most rewarding experience in life) I have been working as a midwife at Waitakere Hospital which better suited my young family.
In 2014 I decided that the time was right for me to again offer continuity of care to women as a Lead Maternity Carer and am very excited about this new challenge.
2 February 1994