Hi, my name is Liezel Venter, I am originally from South Africa, I emigrated to New Zealand in 1997. I worked initially at Hawkes Bay Hospital in Hastings, for 5 years, where I have experienced 'high risk' care in pregnancies, labour and birth, and worked alongside obstetric teams. Since 2001, I have been providing LMC (Iow risk) care. I have a New Zealand Bachelors Degree in Nursing, to supplement my South African Diplomas in Midwifery, Psychiatry and Nursing. Pregnancy is a season to celebrate femininity and the beauty of being pregnant. I like to create a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere at my ante-natal clinic in Napier. I am passionate about interior design, art, music and fashion, but also passionate about empowering women to have the best experience over the whole scope of their pregnancy, birth and 6 week period after birth. I consider professionalism and safety for mother and baby as an integral part of my practice. The journey of labour and birth is a natural part of life - to embrace.