Get to Know Me
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.
In 2022 I became a Mindful Birth® associate and am so proud to be able to offer this syllabus and truley believe in the techniques that I teach on this course.
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
As an affiliate and member of the Mindful Birth Group I am fortunate to teach the Mindful Birth® syllabus, a unique course which caters for every possible birth scenario.
Mindful Birth® courses are unique because they are not just about hypnobirthing techniques. They are about educating women and parents to feel confident and empowered, however they plan to meet, or end up meeting their baby.
Mindful Birth® courses bring these two concepts, Hypnobirthing and Mindfulness together, to prepare mums and parents by focusing on the mind-body connection, helping them to focus on what is in their control, and let go of what is not.
Specialist sessions include:
* Antenatal classes
* Abdominal Birth 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.