Author Pregnancy After Infertility
Infertility Advocate, Postpartum Doula, Speaker, Qualified Health Care Professional with over 20 years experience in the healthcare industry. I am now combining my ‘medical head’ with valuable personal insights to show previously infertile mums (and mums-to-be) how to create an outrageously joy-filled journey ahead.
After spending many years as a health professional, and a very long battle with infertility – I finally fell pregnant with my first child. After the initial elation – came some very real fears on how my health and body would withstand pregnancy and becoming a new mum.
And yet, the specific support I needed, just wasn’t there.
It was about two weeks after the birth of my second child, that I began writing about my journey of becoming a two-time mum after infertility. It began as therapy for myself, as a way of processing my experiences. Being dyslexic, I never imagined writing a book – and yet, that’s what I ended up doing.
My therapeutic writing simply took shape with a mission to help other women who might be in the same position as I was.
I started to realise that the journey I’d been through and the things that I had learnt along the way could actually be helpful to other pregnant women and their families.
By the end of writing Pregnancy After Infertility, I had the strong urge to take things further by doing more in my local community and supporting causes such as PANDA (Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia). Which then, led me to create several support programs to go with the book – for both women with the PAIF Safe Circles and health professionals with the PAIF Professional Mentoring Program.
I’m now a proud Author, Speaker, Passionate Mum, Fertility, Pregnancy and New Mumma Advocate.
Why Work with me?
I have an extensive background in health services plus the lived experience of infertility, and pregnancy after infertility. As this is such a specialised area with only a small group of us in this position, it can make it difficult for women to access the right support.
I’m a huge advocate for providing women and families with the specialised insights and knowledge they need to not just survive their pregnancies and the arrival of their new bundle of joy – but to absolutely thrive.
So that their pregnancies are filled full of the excitement and happiness that they so deserve, without the looming fear and unanswered questions that can seem so very daunting.
That way, the health outcomes for both women and their children – both mentally and physically – can be drastically improved.
Qualifications & Awards
- 20+ years in the health industry
- Bachelor of Health Science (Podiatry)
- APHRA Registration
- Post-Partum Doula Educated
What I can do for You:
- The first step is to order a copy of my book – Pregnancy After Infertility: A Guide to What is Different & What is Next.
- This book is useful for both pregnant women and their families, and health professionals.
- For pregnancy support, check out the Safe Circles.
- For professional learning and development, check out the Professional Mentoring Program.
My Recent Publications
- Pregnancy After Infertility: A Guide to What’s Different and What’s Next
- A Love Letter To The Previously Infertile Mum-To-Be (Page 2) – The Natural Parent Magazine
- Natural Parenting Magazine November 29, 2017