Brigid is the principal Midwife and Lactation Consultant of Midwifery & Lactation Care. It has been her passion to provide care across all spectrums of Midwifery.”How beautifully everything is arranged by Nature; as soon as a child enters the world, it finds a mother ready to take care of it.” ~Jules Michelet
Brigid’s Midwifery days started BC (Before her own Children). She was initially drawn to Midwifery in Glasgow, Scotland. Circumstances lead her to return to Australia before completion but enough time to sow the seed of being ‘with woman’. Brigid went on to complete her Midwifery at Mater Mothers Hospital, Brisbane in 1985. She stayed on there practicing across all spectrums of caring for the mother and baby.
Whilst a juggle she shared her time in mothering and a career in health management. But all through this time it was the honour of being beside a mother as a new life settles into the world which kept her motivated. In 2009 Brigid completed her Masters in Midwifery.
Concerned by the lack of post natal care available to mothers in the community Brigid became more focused in this extremely important time for mother and baby and so in 2011 was successful in adding lactation consultancy to her credentials.
Changes in the political environment during this time allowed Midwives to become ‘Eligible’. Eligibility provides mothers a pathway to make a claim for their midwifery consultation through Medicare. An exciting time for Midwifery.“Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had, and dealing with fears you didn’t know existed.” ~Linda Wooten
Her passions in the clinical arena of Midwifery now extended into the community and Midwifery & Lactation was born. Brigid’s expertise in all stages of midwifery care gives women and their partners the opportunity to share their care from the time of the big announcement to the time when the new addition enters the family home. A midwife whom the mother and her partner grows to know and trust, a woman and Midwife to share the journey.
Brigid is passionate about being ‘with woman’, about listening and caring, to be that someone whom the mother leans on. The fabric of society has changed to leave women having children later, careers first, , moving away from home and family, limited family structure and support. Brigid hopes to fill some of those ‘women’ gaps, drawing from her expertise as a midwife and the challenges as a Mum. To share this special journey and be there, to be with.