Being “with woman” as a midwife has been my privilege and honour for many years, as well as being amazing and incredibly rewarding for me personally. My Midwifery journey started in Ipswich as a student midwife, and my career eventually brought me back here to start one of the first private midwifery practices in Australia when midwives attained Medicare provider numbers in 2010. Midwifery has been the cornerstone of many different roles through my career – community midwife, private and public hospital, university research, professional officer, wife, mother of 3, etc ! I believe that women are amazing, and should be well-informed and respected in their childbirth choices. Every birth is an important transformative event for a family.