Well, I am the youngest of five girls….. very important. I have four ‘colourful’ children. And six grandchildren.
I have been a midwife since the 1970’s and was lucky enough to work in all areas of practice, including birth centres, hospital, and home. Latterly I worked as a consultant midwife and head of midwifery. During my career I have met the strongest and most inspirational women, some I cared for and some I worked with.
Most important? It is, surely, my family. But my passion is to support and promote normal birth, and positive childbirth for all women. I am a practising midwife, and write and lecture regularly on various midwifery related topics on a national level. I am a member of the Royal College of Midwives Better Births initiative, and am the Chair of the trustees of the Iolanthe Midwifery Trust. I am also the Patron of StudentMidwife.Net. You can contact me here.
Favourite quote: ‘Be the change you want to see in the world…..’ (Ghandi).
Favourite song by Mary Black really sums up my life so far….