Hi, I'm Louise. I'm a Registered Nurse, Privately Practicing Midwife and Lactation Consultant. Not to mention, mother of Four beautiful children. My twins are 13, little brother is 8 and our 1 year old baby girl. I'm raising my family here in Wollongong, where i call home.
My passion for helping mums on their birthing and breastfeeding journeys began after having my own children and learning for myself the difficulties new mums can face navigating a hospital system and then adjusting to life with a new baby.
I have first hand experience as a mother with many different aspects of the hospital birthing system including preterm birth (my twins were 31 weeks), instrumental birth of vaginal twins, NICU in 2 busy Sydney hospitals, NICU at Wollongong hospital, Breastfeeding difficulties, Midwife Group Practice (MGP), Homebirth, breech vaginal birth, Relactation and co feeding. Basically after a difficult scary birthing and postnatal experience of my preemie twins i went on to have the most healing wonderful birth at home of my healthy full term little boy. You can read the full birth story of Rhys' vaginal breech home birth on my blog.
I then had the amazing opportunity to relactate and enjoy the experience of co feeding my baby girl that my wife so magically birthed at home.
I now have 14years professional lactation experience under my belt, the last 9 years as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. I also have 6 years (and counting) personal breastfeeding experience, feeding my twins for 2 and a half years and my youngest son just on 2 years.
In my 14years midwifery experience, I've worked in the public and private sectors and have settled in the last 4 years to private practice. I am a registered medicare eligible endorsed midwife which means my clients have access to government subsidised care. My midwifery scope covers the range of maternity care including homebirthing.
I look forward to working with you and your family and making a difference in your pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and parenting journey.
Breastfeeding& tongue tie clinic
If you think your baby may have a tongue or lip tie don't hesitate to make an appointment for assessment today, it could save your breastfeeding relationship.
Louise's Tongue Tie clinic runs on Wednesday mornings from Woonona Medical Practice.
You can call them directly to book an appointment -(02) 42833433.
At woonona we assess and treat babies for tongue and lip tie up to 6 months of age.
If your baby is older than 6 months (up to 12 months) or you are from the Sydney area, you can see Louise for assessment and treatment at Premier Health in Kogarah - (02) 95818888.
Home Birthing & Private Midwifery
If you are interested in finding out more about hiring a private/independent midwife for your antenatal care, home birth and postnatal care call me to arrange a meeting. Over a relaxed cuppa we can chat about the care you envisage for your pregnancy and birth and how i may be suited to provide that care for you. .
I am Medicare eligible and some of your care is covered by medicare. I am registered with many private health funds, so you may be eligible for rebates depending on your level of cover.
To arrange a meeting or discuss your homebirth further please get in touch.
You can contact me via phone on 0402704826 or visit my website.