Qualifications & Experience
Registered Nurse 1990 - 1992
Cambridge & Huntingdon School of Midwifery
Following qualification I relocated to Bedford and worked in Theatres and Accident & Emergency. Promotion led to a spell in Luton & Dunstable as an intensive care nurse.
Registered Midwife 1992
Bedford School of Midwifery
I practiced midwifery as a community, ward and delivery suite midwife until 2008, including 5 years in a Sure Start Programme, focusing on woman centered care. Subsequently I spent 7 years as an Infant Feeding Lead midwife before moving into independent practice.
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant 2010
In 2009 I decided that I needed expertise in my chosen field and I am proud to have earnt the accolade of an IBCLC. I recertified in 2015 and use my wealth of experience and knowledge to support complex feeding issues for breast and bottle fed babies.
Post Graduate Certificate of Supervision of Midwives 2007
University of Hertfordshire
I have always been passionate in supporting women, partners and their choices and the role of a Supervisor of Midwives empowered me to support families and midwives in practice.
Tongue Tie Practioner
I received training to become competent in frenulotomy (division of Tongue Tie) under the guidance of Dr Mervin Griffith's team.
Examination of the Newborn
University of Bedfordshire - 2013
This module gave me the necessary skills to undertake the initial examination of the newborn.