We work closely with women to develop pregnancy care pathways that are; woman centred, evidenced based and focused on individual needs, expectations and aspirations. Care pathways are guided by the Australian College of Midwives guidelines and may include discussion, consultation or referral with our collaborating G.P Obstetrician or Obstetric Consultant.
We are Endorsed Private Practice Midwives which means we can provide Medicare rebates for antenatal and postnatal appointments. In some circumstances Yarra Valley Midwives offer bulk billing appointments for current health care card holders. Rebates are also available if you have Private Health insurance*.
*Check with your private health fund or discuss with us.
Make a no obligation appointment to see if this is the right care for you.
What is a Private Midwife?
A private midwife, is a registered midwife who has completed a postgraduate study in pharmacology, diagnostics and prescribing. This enables the midwife to provide medicare rebates and authorisation to order pregnancy tests, investigations, ultrasounds and medicines. A private midwife has a collaborative partnership with an Obstetrician providing safe, evidenced based professional care for pregnant women as their chosen Primary Carer throughout pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period for up to 6 weeks after the baby’s birth. The private midwife has professional indemnity insurance with MIGA which covers pregnancy and the postnatal period.
Yarra Valley Midwives is the culmination of the vision Robbie and I have to be able to provide ‘gold standard’maternity care for women in the Yarra Ranges and beyond. I believe that every woman should have a known primary carer and every woman should have all the resources and information available to her and her family when making decisions about her care, pregnancy, birth and her new family.
I have four beautiful babies of my own, Denali, Tyler, Indigo and Maiya. Parenthood itself is a journey of discovery, discovery of self, of family, changing roles and of course the new life entering your world. My greatest pleasure is to stand alongside women and their families during this time.
Living in the beautiful Yarra Ranges without any local employment for midwives, I travel over an hour to a large Maternity hospital where I work as a Clinical Midwife Specialist (CMS), a job I love. However, being able to provide Maternity services with one of my best friends and one of the most inspiring Midwives I know: Robbie, in our beautiful town is a privilege and a joy. The shared vision and journey with our families is endlessly rewarding for me as a Midwife, Mother and as a Woman.
I have lived in the beautiful Yarra Valley for over 20 years, bringing up four amazing children, Gizzy, Oskar, Harley and Sienna. My personal pregnancy and birth experiences were life changing, creating a deep passion for pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and motherhood.
I believe it was my destiny to meet Lisa, a dear friend whom I respect and admire, and encouraged me to follow my dreams to become a midwife. I am deeply passionate about providing true continuity of carer in every birth setting and empowering families with evidenced based knowledge, love and respect.
I have worked in both a busy Tertiary hospital and since 2013 at Monash Health Casey Hospital as a Clinical Midwife Specialist (CMS) with Lisa. I have a special interest in VBAC’s, running the VBAC antenatal clinic for over a year. Maternity care should be safe, evidenced based and provided to families without judgement or cohersion. We know the ‘system’ is failing women and families every day, so with our passions and the stars aligning, Lisa and I created Yarra Valley Midwives, with the hope to provide families with their own unique pregnancy and birth experience 💜