My journey to becoming involved in Childbirth starts as early as my own childhood. I grew up as the oldest child in my family and the oldest of all my cousins. I’m sure seeing so many pregnant and breastfeeding women in my own family planted the seeds of what would become my passion in life.
The word Midwife was in the back of my mind during my teenage years, but I never managed to find out what exactly it involved and how to study it. I knew I didn’t want to be a nurse because it was only childbirth that interested me. I ended up being somewhat directionless and was made to do a “computer course” when I left school in 1996. That landed me a job in what turned out to be an online casino doing payments administration and fraud investigation.
It was only when I discovered this thing called a Doula and found myself a course to attend while living in England that I realised I’d found my calling, my tribe. I worked primarily as a Doula from 2010, and started studying to become a Certified Professional Midwife through the North American Registry of Midwives who were doing a pilot project for training midwives in South Africa. I did not complete my CPM qualification when in became apparent that we would not receive recognition from the local authorities. It was for this reason I went to study Nursing in order become qualified and registered as a midwife.
Sadly my relationship with my husband became strained during my studies and we seperated in 2017 and being left as a single mother has proved challenging. I’m slowly finding my way back to midwifery and I look forward to sharing my journey and my knowledge with you.
Other qualifications I have completed are
- Diploma in Business Computing
- BA in Psychology and Religious Studies
- Diploma in Television and Film Production.