Originally from a small village outside Penrith, I grew up on the family farm before leaving Cumbria in my teens to attend university.
Having later trained as a midwife at a large obstetric unit in Manchester, I moved southwards in 2012 to take a job working in a Homebirth Team in Surrey. Normal birth is my passion, but it was within the homebirth team that I became driven to promote choice and dignity in childbirth for all women, no matter what their background or their birth choices.
In 2017 I moved home and became a full time Community Midwife in the heart of the Lake District. This means that I can support a wide range of women through their wide range of pregnancy experiences, whilst enjoying the unique relationships that continuity of care can bring.
I completed my hypnobirthing instructor training in 2017 after seeing just how effective the technique can be, whether you are planning a homebirth or medically managed labour. My goal in setting up Bumps is to provide birth education choices that improve your confidence not only for birth, but your whole parenting journey. I will work with you to help you feel supported and empowered through that whole process, ensuring that you leave my classes with a better understanding of the birthing process, as well as your own body and mind, ready for whatever your birth brings.