I have been a Midwife now for 16 years, working in a variety of settings. I have worked in large secondary care facilities both in New Zealand and overseas. My passion though, is working in the community with women and their families and being involved in their childbearing journey. I learn so much from Women, their families, my colleagues and from ongoing education. I enjoy sharing this knowledge and experience to help women make informed choices towards a safe and empowering journey. I have two grown daughters and live with my very supportive partner and our blended family. I belong to the Maternal Instinct Midwife group and we have our clinic room at the River Ridge East Clinics at 39 Von Tempsky St next to River Ridge East Birth Centre in Hamilton east. My Midwifery partner is Julie Jessen. We work in partnership to provide continuity of care 24/7 to women in the Waikato. We are both members of the New Zealand College of Midwives and participate in regular education and reviews.