Nei ahau he uri nā ngā kōpara a Rongomaitāpui. Ko Ngāti Porou te iwi, ko Te Whānau a Te Aopare te hapū, ko Paerauta te marae. Ko Beatrice Leatham ahau. For the majority of my 20 year midwifery career I have been an LMC, caring predominately for Māori. I have also practiced as a CORE midwife, an educator, I hold a MHSc and am currently a DHSc candidate.
Up until recently, I practiced in Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland) however have now moved home to Tūranganui ā Kiwa (Gisborne) where I returned to LMC practice. I strive to contribute to the wider context of the maternity sector, particularly within Māori midwifery. This position, is key to provide a voice for Māori LMC, and Māori midwives. I look forward to being part of a robust forum.