Bridget has been a midwife for 17 years. She has worked in Sydney, Orange and is now based in Newcastle, in all areas of pregnancy birth and beyond. Bridget will be a teaching Calmbirth at the John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle starting from July and she can’t wait to share her knowledge and passion with pregnant couples from the Newcastle and surrounding areas.
“It is such a privilege to get to know women and their families and be present at such an exciting moment in their lives. I love my job!
“I became intrigued by Calmbirth when I saw how empowered and fearless women were during their births and I loved doing the course for my own pregnancies.
“I’m excited to help families experience their birth with strength, knowledge and belief in themselves. I know a positive headspace can drastically improve birth outcomes and I want that for everyone. I love that Calmbirth celebrates every birth, no matter how that unfolds. Hope to see you in my classes. Can’t wait to be part of one of the best days of your lives.”
My name is…Bridget
I work at…The John Hunter Hospital, in Birth Suite and in a research position looking at long term health outcomes for children and adolescents.
My life in five words…Busy, Happy, Chaotic and Lucky
The best thing I love about where I live is…Vitamin Sea! I LOVE the ocean.
What I do to relax when I’m not working is…take my dog for long walks by the sea while listening to a great podcast. i also enjoy playing netball and running.
I can’t live without...my three children.
The person or traits I most admire is…Honestly and great communication skills and a positive outlook on life.
What I love most about being a Calmbirth Educator is...I love that I can make a difference in people’s birth stories. No matter what unfolds, and how they birth, I am hoping the experience is amazing for them.
If I had to describe my own birth stories they would be….Safe, supported and incredible.
The three essential things you need to take with you into labour are…Trust in your body, a great headspace and an amazing support person.
You can follow me at…Birthing with Bridget
My next Calmbirth courses are…July 6th and September 7th through the JHH