I have been a practicing Lead Maternity Carer for nearly thirty years. My key area of interest is natural birth and the dynamics that enable women to take responsibility for their choices. I have worked as a midwifery educator for twelve years and as the clinical director of physiological birth for three years at Auckland Hospital. Recently, I worked with The International Confederation of Midwives creating workshops and resources to address respect in maternity settings.
I appreciate the model of midwifery care in New Zealand and am also aware of the challenges that the 21st century brings. I am committed to bringing equity to the maternity setting and also realistic, and sustainable parameters so that our profession can thrive.