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About Me

Midwifery care tailored to suit your specific needs throughout your pregnancy, labour, birth & beyond



Best of all, I am in the privileged position of being able to practice my passion and still be at home with my two little girls! I have a very supportive husband allowing me to head out at the most unpredictable times. I have been running my private midwifery practice since 2003. It was always a dream of mine, and became a reality when I was asked to take over from a private midwife who was transferring and had some rather desperate mothers wanting homebirths with no-one else available. My girls and I enjoying the beaches of Port Elizabeth

My girls and I enjoying the beaches of Port Elizabeth

The births I have been privileged to attend have all been very different. The women I have come to know through antenatal visits are so unique. They share a strong desire to be in control of their birth and to be allowed to birth without unnecessary intervention. I have found it so special to be allowed to know these women in a way that most caregivers never do. It is sad to say goodbye when baby is six weeks old, but I have been fortunate to have several mothers return for subsequent births.

Homebirth carries enormous responsibility, but also a tremendous amount of achievement and satisfaction. There is something so awesome about arriving in a home where there is an air of expectancy, the woman is in pain but seems so calm and strong in her own environment. She is uninhibited in her movements and sounds and is where she chooses to be – whether it is outside in the garden or in her own bedroom. Instinctive and peaceful, birth culminates in a joyous rush of emotion and to leave a family joined together admiring their newest member is a wonderful experience … thank you to all those who have allowed me to be part of their miracle!



My training and experience


I have been a midwife since 1993 when I finished my BCur degree in nursing. This qualifies me as a registered midwife as well as a registered nurse in general nursing, community nursing and psychiatry. After basic training I worked in maternity in provincial hospitals in Durban and Port Elizabeth. I had a 2 year stint in London working at a private hospital, before returning to South Africa to further my studies in advanced midwifery.

In 2000/1 I obtained my masters degree in Advanced Midwifery and Neonatal Nursing Science (cum laude). My theory was put into practice when I gave birth to my daughters. Both were midwife-assisted births – one induced in hospital and the other born at home. For both I enjoyed the continuity of care with a midwife throughout pregnancy and birth. Becoming an independent midwife after the birth of my eldest daughter has enabled me to practice in a way that I always felt was right.

I have remained involved in education, being a clinical mentor for postgraduate students in Advanced Midwifery.



My Philosophy

I believe that birth is a natural process and should occur without unnecessary intervention.

I believe in providing holistic care to each woman according to her needs.

I believe that pregnant women should share responsibility for their care during pregnancy and birth.

I believe in empowering women through education and choice to achieve a satisfying birth experience.

I believe in encouraging women to trust in their body’s ability to labour and give birth as nature intended in a calm and gentle manner.

I offer midwifery care tailored to suit your specific needs throughout your pregnancy, labour, birth & beyond.

I offer midwifery care tailored to suit your specific needs throughout your pregnancy, labour, birth & beyond.