Hello! My name is Jana. I am a qualified, registered midwife currently based at Whangarei Midwives Group Clinic in the city I was born and raised in. I am the proud mother of two teens aged 15 and 19. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole process of pregnancy and childbirth myself, and was lucky enough to birth both my babies at home. These experiences and an interest in natural health eventually led me to my chosen career as a midwife.
I am passionate about promoting natural birth and a healthy pregnancy. I see my role as being an advocate to stand beside women and support their wishes, while helping to create a positive experience on their journey to motherhood.
I provide continuity of care through pregnancy, labour and birth, and for 4 to 6 weeks post-birth, alternating 3 day weekends off with my back-up midwife Anne Nichol.
I hope you will find me to be approachable, open-minded, supportive and caring with a side-order of good humour.