Registered Midwife BSc Hons
Breastfeeding and Postnatal support
I live in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire with my husband and three children one of which was a natural birth and two by caesarean sections due to medical reasons.
I am a registered Midwife and qualified Hypnobirthing practitioner. I completed my midwifery training in 2009 at The University of Hertfordshire where I achieved a First Class BSc Hons. I have worked in all areas of maternity including labour ward. Currently I am working as a community midwife caring for women in the antenatal and postnatal period as well as attending homebirths in Hertfordshire.
I am particularly interested in facilitating normal birth at home or in the hospital setting. I am very passionate about my job and always feel privileged to be part of a family's special time from pre conception to the arrival of their baby and after. My friends, family, colleagues and clients have said that I am a calm, relaxed, kind natured person. This helps me to gain confidence and trust with my clients early on in meeting.
I became interested in Hypnobirthing after caring for a mum who was using hypnobirthing for her birth. I was amazed at how gentle, calm and relaxed the whole experience was for her, her partner and also the baby. I decided to find out more so studied Hypnobirthing in London where I qualified as a full member of the Association of Hypnobirthing Midwives (AHBM).
Hypnobirthing is such a simple concept which I enjoy sharing; having an understanding of the mind/body connection during birth, being relaxed, feeling in control and entrusting confidence in the body's birthing ability will result in a more positive experience of birth. Providing women and their partners the tools to facilitate this is empowering and it gives them the opportunity to have a calm, gentle and easier birth.