Congratulations on your pregnancy. I qualified as a midwife in the UK in 1997. I have been working as an LMC in Tauranga since 2004. My personal philosophy is that pregnancy and birth is a natural process that progresses without complication most of the time, but recognise we must be vigilant for those things that might affect this. I see my role as one of partnership with mother to support that process and to promote informed choice and personal responsibility. I work across the full scope of midwifery practice, with mothers who choose to birth in water, at home, a birthing unit, or in hospital. My preference is for birth at the Birthing Unit and/or home. My antenatal clinics are held at Bay Midwifery Centre, Greerton. Tuesdays 1pm-5.30pm & Thursdays 9am-1pm.