I understand how precious this new and exciting journey is for couples. I will guide you through all your concerns and ensure that your care is right for your circumstance. I believe in empowering you to make the right choices for the safe arrival of your baby and will work with you to achieve the birth experience you want. I strive to provide wholistic care, hence my Antenatal Care Package includes a midwife appointment and a consultation with a Women’s Health Physiotherapist.
I will adapt Evidence-based practice according to your cultural, medical and personal needs and am supportive of alternative choices as long as it’s within the limits of safety. It’s paramount to me to have a trusting relationship with you and your family and respect for your autonomy.
My areas of interest are:
- Management of normal and high-risk pregnancies
- Next Birth After Caesarean counselling and support of VBAC
- Debriefing and care for couples with previous traumatic birth experience
- Management of early pregnancy issues
- Pre-pregnancy Counselling
Booking Your First appointment:
Please call the practice to enquire about appointment schedules, antenatal care package and fee structure. Allow 45mins to an hour for your first consultation.
It’s best to book your first appointment when you are about 8-10 weeks pregnant. Ideally you should see your regular GP first, when you get a positive pregnancy test. He or she can discuss all the initial tests and give you a referral to see me.
The first consultation involves me getting to know you and your partner. Its important that I get a full medical and family history to identify any pertinent issues that may impact on your pregnancy. This is to ensure the best outcome for you and your baby.
I will also discuss briefly the antenatal care schedule so that you know what to expect at each visit. More detailed discussion will occur during each visit as your pregnancy progresses. There is a lot of information and I take as much time as is necessary!