As a nurse, midwife and mother who has experienced unexpected birth outcomes, as well as miscarriages, a time of infertility and the death of an infant sibling; I have personal and professional experience in the ups and downs of the maternal journey. These experiences inform my specialist perinatal (around pregnancy, birth and parenting) counselling, health assessment and wellbeing support.
I offer you care, compassion, commitment and a passion to work with you and your family/whaanau in ways that are meaningful and helpful to find ways forward. Support for you/your family wellbeing during pregnancy, birthing and post natal periods could include support with:
· Antenatal and postnatal anxiety and distress
· Birth trauma
· Parenting adjustment and attachment
· Relationship support
· Grief and loss, especially around infertility, preterm or baby loss
· Education, assessment and awareness around maternal/family wellbeing.
“There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.” – Jill Churchill
"Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had, and dealing with fears you didn’t know existed".– Linda Wooten