Love your pregnancy, birth and beyond 

Coastal Midwife

Nurturing New Beginnings from New Plymouth to Opunake

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Empowering Women:  Birthing Your Way

Congratulations on your pregnancy! The journey through pregnancy, birth and the first few weeks of motherhood is full of new and exciting experiences and it can feel like a rollercoaster at times.

You may already have an idea of the kind of pregnancy and birth you would like, or you may not even know where to start there's so much to take in!

For every mother, the most important outcome is a safe and healthy baby, but as more women and families are discovering, birth can be a wonderful and empowering experience at the same time.

Good information and support are so important to finding what is best for you and your family. I would be delighted to walk alongside you on this journey, providing holistic, individualised care and clear up to date information, as well as lots of chats and cups of tea!


Let's get together!



Blessed to have had you on board for our journey to parenthood. Thanks for your love, support & great photography skills!!! Such a special & uplifting experience having our wee dude at home...
— Mama J, Oakura
Many thanks for being so supportive in our first time of birth and postnatal. Without you it would have been very difficult. We are thankful for your gentle help with our little Isis (born 35 weeks).
— Mama M, South America

About Me


I came to New Zealand from Ireland in 2013 with my partner and our 3 gorgeous girls who are 4, 6 and 11.  I have been working as a hospital midwife at Base Maternity Unit for the past three years and as an LMC (Lead Maternity Carer) since 2015.  

We are living in the township of Okato and I am so excited to be able to offer a local midwifery service to the families of New Plymouth and down the Coast from Oakura to Opunake (and possibly a bit further, on request!).

I feel so lucky to be able t0 work together with women and their families during this amazing time in their lives as they welcome this new baby into their world.