I have been involved in healthcare since the late 1980's when I started out as a nursing student. After qualifying I worked as a registered nurse for a number of years. Later I used my qualifications to support time travelling around the world, working en route in Australia. On my return to the UK I settled back into nursing but knew I wanted a new professional challenge. I was initially drawn to midwifery for the professional autonomy that midwives enjoy compared to nurses, oh and because I love babies!
From the outset I was struck by the beauty that lies in pregnancy, childbirth and subsequent parenthood. Twenty years in the profession has seen me working in various N.H.S hospitals from smaller district generals to large central London units. I was based for some years at "John and Lizzies" and currently work part time in another busy private unit in London.
I particularly enjoy antenatal education and supporting new parents in practical down to earth ways during the postnatal period. I strive to get couples excited at the prospect of labour and birth, whatever their personal choices may be, and I want to help them gain confidence during the transition from pregnancy to parenthood, in a calm and meaningful way.
I live in North London and am most happy walking in the mountains and being wife to Max and mum to Linus and Elsa, who arrived by way of a caesarean section and a waterbirth (in that order) 12 and 10 years ago.