Endorsed Midwife and
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Where It All Began
When I was young, I wanted to be a midwife, but I got a great job straight out of school and then life happened. A successful career saw me managing an office in the property/finance sector. I loved that job.
Then nine years ago baby Mackenzie came along and turned my life upside down! I loved Kenzie too, in fact I absolutely adored her (still do!) but I’m someone who needs structure and thrives on organisation. Being a new parent isn’t conducive to either of those things. I felt unprepared for how someone so little could cause such huge changes. I struggled with the adaptation to motherhood more than I like to admit.
I didn’t trust my maternal instincts and was desperate for guidance. Breastfeeding didn’t come naturally to me and I was given conflicting advice by midwives on how to do it. Dealing with the inconsistency was hard. I was vulnerable, not only did I need education I needed emotional support and empathy. Yet some of the midwives seemed to lack compassion. My husband was amazing but although he changed nappies he really didn’t know how else he could help me. I decided that I needed to do something so that I could give women, and their partners, the advice and support they need during this life changing experience.
After years of study and many sleepless nights I became a Registered Midwife. Later I qualified as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. I then did further study to gain accreditation as an Endorsed Midwife. This endorsement enables me to write prescriptions and means my clients are entitled to a Medicare rebate for most services. All these qualifications come with requirements for continued learning which ensures that any information I provide is current and of the highest professional standard.
My aim is to educate couples, toward the end of pregnancy, about what to expect once their baby arrives. Then support them while they learn to trust their parenting instincts and choices after they take their baby home. My dream is that by sharing my knowledge of newborn behaviour and reassuring parents that everything they’re experiencing is normal I can make a difference in the lives of as many families as possible. If you book a consultation with me I’ll be there to support you without judgement and guide you while you develop the confidence to relax and follow your intuition when it comes to caring for your baby your way.
From experience I know how exhausting having a baby can be. I felt like I was living in a foggy haze for the first year of my son’s life. Even when you completely understand that your baby’s behaviour is normal it doesn’t make the lack of sleep any easier. The advice from many people is to accept help whenever it’s offered. While this is wonderful advice I’m aware lots of couples on the Gold Coast unfortunately don’t have members of their extended families close by and their friends, as much as they would love to, are often too busy to help. Since I know just how hard it can be to look after your baby, let alone yourself, when you desperately need sleep, Baby Business offers a Parenting Support service which includes in-home respite. Bookings of various lengths are available to give you all the rest you not only need, but deserve.
Medicare benefits may apply until baby is 6 weeks of age.
Claims can be lodged on your behalf immediately after applicable service has been provided.
Further information relating to Medicare and Private Health
Fund rebates can be found in FAQ‘s.
AS A RECOGNISED PROVIDER REBATES MAY BE AVAILABLE FROM THESE HEALTH CARE FUNDS
What People are Saying
"Supportive and nonjudgemental”
"Bec is a beautiful person - inside and out. She's easy to talk to and always willing to help. She was so supportive and nonjudgemental, I honestly can't recommend her highly enough."
“Caring and compassionate”
"Words cannot describe how caring, compassionate and professional Rebecca is. I would recommend her in a heartbeat! "
"I can not describe how amazingly kind and supportive Bec was after the birth of my baby. She really listened to my concerns and took away my doubts around feeding my baby. I am so much more confident now and my baby is happy and thriving. Thank you Bec for your support and encouragement."
"Four hours sleep!"
"My family immediately felt at ease with Bec, she is very professional but also loves to have a laugh. She took the time to listen to how we felt and worked with us rather than telling us what we should do. The best part though was 4 hours of solid sleep knowing our precious daughter was in safe hands!"