Hello, I’m Jayne…
I live in the beautiful Byron Shire, NSW, Australia and I’m blessed with 4 gorgeous daughters and 3 handsome grandsons and a lifetime of friends and birth stories that have enriched my life beyond what I could have imagined. With over 45 years of experience in Nursing , Midwifery and Doula Support, my passion is to help pregnant women experience a natural transition into motherhood.
In fact, I’ve been accumulating knowledge and experience in birth principles, motherhood and parenting techniques since 1981 when I had my first daughter and through supporting hundreds of women as they move forward through this incredible and life changing journey called pregnancy. And as they take up the challenges of becoming a mother, whether new or experienced.
My midwifery has taken me from New Zealand (where I was born) to Ireland, then onto Australian cities, to remote Northern Territory Aboriginal communities and the isolated Christmas and Cocos Keeling Islands. I have worked in both hospitals and birth centres and 7 of those years as a home birth midwife. I’ve also been featured in a documentary style film, From the Womb to the Water I Danced Out of my Mum, Maha Al Musa’s Home Birth Film at Age 46, where I shared my perspective on the philosophy behind childbirth. I was Maha’s midwife when she birthed her daughter at home at age 46.
In my decades as a midwife, I see the most support lacking in helping a mother connect to her baby before birth and in the fourth trimester, postnatal care. There is so much focus ONLY on the birth when the postnatal period is really just the beginning of a whole new life. Women and their partners should not be left alone during this time. It is a time in life when more support than ever is needed!
So here’s how I can help you…
My services include helping you connect with your unborn baby before birth (with my Intuitive Midwifery Care service - I believe in holistic birth preparation), then follow up with my 4th Trimester Doula Care service to help you transition into motherhood/parenthood.