Gaslighting and the Student Midwife

Gaslighting and the Student Midwife

Gaslighting is a term we are aware of referring to a type of manipulation that’s depicted in the classic movie Gas Light (1944) It’s typical of today’s thrillers where a husband (wants to get rid of his wife) convinces her that she’s losing her mind, he does this by...
What kind of Midwife will I be?

What kind of Midwife will I be?

I’m passionate about birth and have been for over 25 years as a midwife, assisting over 1000 women birth both at home and in hospitals (and in various other precarious places as well!). I’m practicing as a private midwife in Australia and have done since 2009 before...

5 Surprising Things I learned about Being a Midwife

I love being a midwife.  And mostly, I don’t think my job is unusual.  I know it is an extraordinary privilege to be with women and their families during one of the most intimate moments or journeys of their lives. But I don’t think that translates to what...