I lived several lives before midwifery finally called me in.
Birthing my own two daughters as a young woman whilst living overseas taught me many things about myself, about the wonder of birth and of the power and resilience of women. I’d always been drawn to work in caring roles- into the service and the nurture of others.
Becoming a midwife would eventually be the natural progression for me and seemed a perfect coming together of the elements of my life I relished in- feminine empowerment, relinquishing autonomy, finding the strength in myself and others and having fun!… but the timing wasn’t right.
Once my (now) adult children were old enough, I relocated from Sweden and finally completed my midwifery studies here in Melbourne- a challenging and rewarding feat as a mature age student! But my love of learning, curious mind and refusal to settle for status quo saw me graduate top of my class and quickly move into a coveted Midwifery Group Practice role -supporting women both at home or in a busy tertiary hospital to achieve their ideal birth- on their terms.
7 years on and I haven’t looked back. I have the best job in the world! No two pregnancy journeys are the same, no two births are the same; the goal posts move and I get to use my expertise and experience to work with families in proactively planning for and implementing skills and mindshift changes that will see the birth of, not only their baby’s, but of them as well.
I believe that an empowering birth can be one of the most uniting, life altering and affirming experiences in your life and it is my honour and passion to help you uncover yours.
Between appointments and providing labour care I love to get out and see live music and comedy, sample red wine and delicious meals, snuggle my 2 gorgeous rescue doggos and travel to Sweden to bask in the glory of my three grandchildren.
I’m now certified to offer Acuneedling, acupuncture performed by a midwife, working specifically on location points related to pregnancy, labour, birth, breastfeeding and the early postnatal period. I’m happy to be able to offer this amazing complementary care to my clients