I qualified as a Registered Midwife in October 1994 and graduated with a BSc (Hons) Degree in Midwifery. I worked solely for the NHS for the first 15 years and gained valuable experience in all aspects of midwifery care, including homebirths and waterbirths, in both the hospital as well as the community setting. Additionally I worked as a Midwifery Research Officer on a large piece of UK research called “Birthplace”, which looked at where women deliver, and how that can affect outcomes for mother and baby.
After 15 years of practising as a midwife within the NHS, I decided to launch my own Independent Midwifery Practice, as I wanted to offer women/expectant couples access to “personal midwifery” support.
And so in 2009 “Midwife Care” was born and what a thoroughly professionally rewarding experience it has proved to be! It has re-ignited my passion for midwifery and I very much enjoy my work, offering women bespoke care to meet their own needs and wishes.
Aside from clinical midwifery care, I regularly work ad hoc for Sky News and I have done several live interviews over recent years, discussing current maternity related news items!
I am a conscientious midwife and keep myself up to date in all areas of practice, and always provide evidence based care, as recommended by NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) (http://www.nice.org.uk/).
I am registered with the NMC (Nursing & Midwifery Council)
I have Professional Indemnity Insurance cover for all areas of my work as an Independent Midwife.
With 26 years working within midwifery care I believe your pregnancy will be enhanced by the services offered.
I am married with 3 children and consider myself to have practical parenting skills and knowledge.
I am a Named Safe Guarding Governor for a local girls senior school.