I was born at home, spent my childhood in Malawi Central Africa and as a small girl wanted to help people when I grew up! That translated in later years to me becoming a paediatric nurse caring for babies in intensive care. Nursing newborn children with complex health needs meant I had a close relationship with the parents who were very anxious and needed a lot of emotional support. I worked at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital Liverpool UK and the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow Scotland where I was awarded my silver wings in recognition for my volunteer work with the Scottish Air Ambulance service.
It was following my time working with sick children and their families that I decided to become a midwife allowing me to support women throughout their pregnancies ahead of the birth of their baby. I’ve been a midwife for over 25 years and I am passionate about woman centred care, encouraging women to believe in themselves, and their body’s ability to give birth safely and naturally.
I have worked in a wealth of different settings as a midwife, NHS Consultant Delivery Units a standalone Birth Centre a Women’s prison and in the Community attending home births.
I currently work for UK Birth Centres Ltd and provide continuity of care to my own caseload of women. I have concluded that women give birth better when they know their midwife so by working this way I am able to provide the Gold Standard of Midwifery Care.