Caitlin Bird

caitlinb@newlifemidwifery.com.au

My interest in women and babies began as a little girl, when my Father bought me a pregnant doll, but my Midwifery journey didn’t start until 2008. Beginning my career at Ipswich Hospital, I enjoyed both clinical and education roles, and exposure to the fast pace and variety in mothers’ care needs. I often watched the Private Midwives, and admired the relationships they had with their clients, hoping that one day I could practice the same way.

My Husband’s work took us to Dalby in 2014, where I learnt to be a whole new type of Midwife – a rural and remote Midwife. The challenges inspired me, and the slower pace to life gave me the opportunity to finally complete the steps to achieve my dream. During this time, I also became a mother to a spirited little boy.

It is important to me to be able to truely protect and advocate for womens’ rights in maternity care, and my priority as a Midwife is to provide informed and respectful care. Having experienced this with a Private Midwife in my own pregnancy and birth, I realised New Life Midwifery was the best environment for me to be true to my values, and I am delighted to work alongside such a kind and knowledgeable team of Midwives.

Favourite quote: A Midwife must possess the hand of a lady, the eyes of a hawk, and the heart of a lion.

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