I graduated with a degree in Adult Nursing in 2010 and my first post as a newly qualified Nurse was in a brand new position as an Obstetric Nurse on a Maternity Ward. I had always wanted to become a Midwife and I enjoy being a driver for change to improve care. I then went on to complete my degree in Midwifery in 2013. I have enjoyed my experience working at Watford Maternity Unit rotating through all areas of care gaining a wealth of knowledge and skills which build upon my foundations as a general nurse.
Immediately after qualifying, I went straight into a newly created role as an Obstetric Nurse on the maternity ward at the QEII Hospital Welwyn. I enjoy being a facilitator of change and I felt undaunted by this opportunity. I enjoy working as part of a team, motivating colleagues of all levels to aspire to achieve great change together, it is my passion.
I went on to train and qualify as a Midwife in 2013 at the University of Hertfordshire and was then employed by Watford Maternity Unit. I am still a practising Midwife at Watford Hospital and have worked through many areas of speciality in particular the Birthing Unit, the busy Postnatal Ward and in the Community providing holistic care, nurturing and supporting the natural processes of birth and breastfeeding.
Following the birth of my first child and the very many challenges we faced on our breastfeeding journey, I went on to study Lactation with the esteemed Deborah Robertson on the LEARRC course and achieved my qualification as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in 2017.
This has brought my passions together and enabled me to fully support women full circle through from conception to weaning which brings me great job satisfaction.
In 2018 I became part of the Infant Feeding team at Watford Hospital, working towards Baby Friendly Accreditation, which we achieved, which has so many positive effects on breastfeeding care services for the district.
BsC Adult Nursing 2010
BsC Midwifery 2013
I have a passion for providing holistic care in whichever field I work within. I am motivated to involve multidisciplinary care wherever possible to benefit and gain maximum positive results. Having my midwifery and Lactation Practices underpinned with the broad base of general medicine through Nursing has always helped me in understanding the complexities of health in today’s community.