I completed my midwifery training in 1990 at a Sydney hospital. Since then I have birthed all three of my babies at home with the care of a loving midwife.
The care and respect these women showed me after the birth of my 1st son gave me the confidence to start my own midwifery practice. Hence the New Beginnings Midwifery Practice was born, in December 1996.
I believe that childbirth is a very special moment in a woman and her family's life that needs to be nurtured carefully by someone that knows her and will respect her wishes.
Pregnancy brings about many changes that can prepare the women for her labour and birth, just as the birth prepares her for parenting. With the love, education and support from a midwife, I have seen many women view this time of their lives with anticipation and excitement, rather than fear and dread. I also believe that the place of birth needs to be where ever it is the woman feels safe that may be hospital, a birth centre or home. Therefore I offer all these options to women.
Pregnancy, labour, birth and parenting are all normal life events, and can be enriched with the special care a midwife can give.