Get to Know Me

Professional Experience

With over 20 years experience, I've focussed my midwifery career in antenatal care. I've worked in a variety of settings, starting my career in community-based and antenatal clinic roles, before obtaining a specialist midwife role in Antenatal and Newborn screening and fetal medicine.

I have always wanted every woman to have a positive experience of birth, whether by Caesarean section or homebirth. My focus on communication has enabled me to support women in their choices.

In April 2021 I began studying with Expectancy, the leading provider of accredited complementary therapy courses for midwives. With Expectancy I undertook a Certificate in Midwifery Hypnosis, which incorporated mindfulness and phobias.

I believe pregnancy and birth are normal life events which require a partnership between the woman and the midwife to achieve safe and effective care choices within maternity services. I am passionate about giving high quality care, through individualised support, to increase your choices during your maternity care.

Why I became a midwife

After having two children, once I felt it was the right time for me to focus on my career, I trained to be a midwife. I originally started as a healthcare assistant, but fell in love with the role of the midwife as I felt I could provide physical and emotional support to women during their pregnancy, labour and postnatal period.

I trained in Norfolk and remained there for 7 years, before relocating to the Channel Islands for 4 years. I returned to the UK in 2017 to spend more time with my grandson, and am now based in Northamptonshire.

What I offer

Mindful Beginnings offer tailor-made classes and sessions designed to help you over come your fears, anxiety and stresses. My tailor-made classes and care packages are designed to ease your pregnancy and enhance your antenatal and postnatal experiences. 

We're based in Desborough, Northamptonshire.

Specialist sessions include: 
* Antenatal classes
*  Hypnobirthing classes
* Mindfulness sessions for anxiety, stress and positive thinking
*  Hypnotherapy for a range of conditions including: stopping smoking, breech, nausea and vomiting

I look forward to working with you and equipping you with the knowledge and skills to take control of your birthing experience. 

Fully insured through FEDANT (Federation of Antenatal Educators) and the RCM, with a valid DBS certificate to enable work with families.