Hi my name is Jess. I am a registered midwife living and working in Australia. I am from Ireland, and completed my midwifery training at Trinity College, and at the Rotunda Hospital, both in Dublin. I was lucky enough to do a placement with a group of homebirth midwives in Canada during my training, which opened my eyes to midwifery in different cultures.
Having caught the travel bug at a young age, I had always wanted to pursue working abroad. So after a few years of working in Ireland, I packed up my bags and came to Australia. Since arriving here I have worked in a variety of places; from large tertiary hospitals, to remote outback towns. I have worked in Melbourne, Charleville, Griffith and Thursday Island, in both midwifery group pratice models and also as a core midwife. I also took some time away to travel solo in South America in 2019, and was very lucky to live and work with indigenous Kichwa midwives in the Amazon. I learnt all about their traditional birthing practices and plant medicines.
I have a keen interest in education, and preparing women to have the best understanding of birth and the postpartum period. I am a certified HypnoBirthing Pracititoner, receiving my training from HypnoBirthing International (The Mongan Method). I am also very passionate about breastfeeding, and am a certified Lactation Consultant (IBLCE). I have recently completed The Newborn Mothers Collective course which has given me further insight into the needs of new mothers.