I am lucky enough to be the mother of two wonderful sons who are young adults now. It has been an amazing journey negotiating the different stages of their lives.
I have worked as an independent midwife on the North Shore of Auckland since 2000 as part of the Kate Sheppard Midwifery group. I have enjoyed being part of a supportive group of midwives and obstetricians.
I trained in South Africa, first as a nurse and then as a midwife, qualifying in 1984. I have subsequently done a degree in health service management, occupational health and community health. I immigrated to New Zealand in 1998. I first worked at North Shore Hospital as a midwife then a midwife consultant, leaving to become a founding member of Kate Sheppard Midwifery.
Midwifery was always my passion since my first day in delivery suite. The miracle of new life has never ceased to amaze me and I feel incredibly privileged to be part of this very special time in the lives of so many amazing women and their families. I believe that each woman is an individual with unique needs. I enjoy the continuity of care that independent midwifery allows me to practise.