Elizabeth is an experienced and passionate Midwife. She is looking forward to working in Private Practice with Juliana. Please read what Elizabeth has said about her life as a Midwife…
I believe that the most important aspect of my role as a midwife is to support women and their families in a respectful way so that they can achieve as fulfilling a birthing experience as possible, regardless of the circumstances. I am passionate about advocating a woman’s rights in birth and believe that the key to a rewarding birthing experience is in the antenatal preparation and support of a known carer. I feel privileged to be a part of a family’s journey at such a crucial time in their lives and still find wonder in the power of the woman’s body.
Lately I have become somewhat disillusioned by the amount of intervention and drama surrounding birth in the hospital setting and am passionate about bringing the experience back to it’s ultimate potential for low-risk women through education and support in an independent setting.
In October 2013 I had a baby girl and know just how important a gentle entry to motherhood and infant-hood is and how pivotal continuity of carer can be in facilitating this.
I have been employed for Monash Health since 2008 and I have experience working in both public and private hospitals. I have been working as a Clinical Midwife Specialist and am a qualified childbirth educator through Childbirth and Parenting Educators of Australia Inc (formally National association of childbirth educators).
Since January 2011 I have been a permanent member of Dandenong Hospital’s Midwives in Partnership (MIP) team, which is a midwifery-led care program providing continuity of care through the antenatal, birthing and postnatal periods for low risk women and their families. I am currently working towards gaining medicare eligibility to be able to provide women with rebates for antenatal and postnatal visits.