Linda Wilson | Midwife DirectorRegistered Midwife (Endorsed), Registered Nurse, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
I migrated to Australia from the UK in 2006 and began practicing at a large teaching hospital in Perth and after gaining a few years experience caring for women with high-risk pregnancies and birth, I moved to a smaller hospital to enable me to care for women deemed predominantly low risk ‘normal’ pregnancy and birth. During this time, I undertook further training to become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. This enabled me to support breastfeeding women in a specialist role.
I joined the Community Midwifery Program (CMP) in 2011, caring for women birthing at home, hospital and in the birthing centre. This was a challenging but enormously rewarding role. In 2015 I set up in private practice providing pregnancy and postnatal care and lactation consultations. During this time, I recognised the need for a midwifery clinic that offers bulk billed care to women and advocates for and supports their choices during pregnancy, birth and beyond. Myself and Gaynor have worked together for several years and share the same passion and vision for women centred maternity care services. We are very excited to launch this new centre and look forward to meeting new families embarking on their pregnancy journey.
I trained as a midwife in the UK and worked autonomously providing Midwifery led care to women in both a hospital and community setting. I migrated to Perth in 2008 and worked as a Clinical Midwife in a public/private hospital and then as a case loading midwife for the Community Midwifery Program (CMP). This role enabled me to provide Midwifery led care throughout the antenatal, intapartum (birth), and postnatal period for many women. Being recognised as the clinical lead in low risk midwifery led care, and appointed the Clinical Midwifery Specialist for CMP, I was instrumental in providing clinical leadership, implementing policy compliance, and developing best practice guidelines ensuring gold standard Midwifery led care.
In order to progress my passion, myself and my co-director, Linda have established Perth Pregnancy Centre with a vision that all pregnant women should have access to choice, control, and gold standard continuity of Midwifery led care.
PPC is where any pregnant woman can come to experience safe, evidence based Midwifery care with knowledgeable, competent and confident Midwives. I look forward to providing this new, unique, community-based service and to supporting newly pregnant mums throughout their pregnancy and early parenting journey.
Maxine KlukowRegistered Midwife (Endorsed)
I moved to Australia from the UK in 2009. I have worked in a variety of midwifery settings over the past 23 years. My background in the UK was primarily community midwifery but I also loved caring for women in the hospital setting.
I initially worked at Joondalup Health Campus before having my 2nd son in 2011. I then moved to the Community Midwifery Program and my passion for community based care, providing continuity of care to women and their families, and the professional rewards it brings.
I am now a senior midwife at King Edward Memorial Hospital. I recently undertook further training to enable me to join the amazing midwives at PPC. I believe that all women should be offered choice and feel empowered in their pregnancy journey. My goal is to help facilitate this process and ensure that I can assist women to experience a healthy and positive experience throughout pregnancy and beyond.
Sheryl MunroRegistered Midwife (Endorsed)
I have been a midwife for 20 years and have worked in Scotland and all around Australia.
My experience has been in all fields of Maternity and in the last 10 years it has mainly been antenatal care.
I have been privileged to provide care, support, educate and empower women and their families to achieve the best pregnancy and childbirth experience possible and supporting them in their new journey into parenthood.
My ultimate focus is to provide women-centred care that is holistic and I believe that continuity of care and informed decision making maximises the chance of an empowered pregnancy, birth and postnatal period.
I believe with continuity we can build a trusting relationship to guide woman through this special part of their life.
I am happy to be part of the amazing PPC team, midwives that are all supportive and knowledgeable and all working towards the same goal of specialist maternity provision that is second to none.
Laura MillarRegistered Midwife (Endorsed)
I gained my qualifications in New Zealand and moved to Australia in 2014 where I have been working as a midwife at Joondalup Health Campus.
I now have the privilege of working with the team at Perth Pregnancy Centre where I can share my passion for women’s health and empowering families while on their journey to parenthood.
As an endorsed midwife, with experience across all areas of maternity care including labour and delivery suite, I am able to share my expertise with other mums, and help ensure your experience of bringing life in to this world is a safe, informed and enjoyable process
Caylin ValliRegistered Midwife (Endorsed)
I initially worked at King Edward Memorial Hospital providing care for a number of years with women who had both high and low risk pregnancies and births. I then moved to Osborne Park Hospital where I focused on providing antenatal care and education.
My passion has always been working predominantly in Midwifery Group Practice where individualised continuity of care can be provided, allowing women to feel empowered to make informed decisions regarding their pregnancy, labour, birth and postnatal journey.
To further my experience I completed my endorsement to work along side the amazing team at Perth Pregnancy Centre.
I look forward to guiding and supporting you through your pregnancy journey and creating a positive experience for you and your growing family.
Holly TinceyRegistered Midwife (Endorsed)
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Certified Baby Massage Instructor
I have had the pleasure of working with women and families as a Midwife since 2013. Working clinically in WA Hospitals over the last 9 years I have discovered the importance of preparation, education, emotional and physical support for women and couples as they embark on the new journey of parenthood. I believe everyone deserves a positive pregnancy, birth and postnatal experience with a care provider that they trust and respect. This is an exceptionally exciting and often stressful time for many couples and finding safe and welcoming antenatal support will shape your confidence moving into parenthood.
My passion for breastfeeding and the importance of newborn bodywork developed further after the birth of my own twins. Dealing with my own feeding hurdles helped me understand the need for readily- available, consistent and accurate advice for all women to enable a positive feeding experience.
Dawn HuddEndorsed Midwife
I have been practising as a midwife since 1999. I spent the first 10 years of my career working in the UK gaining invaluable experience in Antenatal and Postnatal care, along with supporting women to birth in various locations to include hospitals, birth centres and home births. I worked as both a Midwifery Group Practice and Community Midwife, where I case cared for women across the continuum of pregnancy, birth and beyond providing one-to-one continuity of midwifery care before moving to Australia in 2009. Since then, I have worked across both the private and public sectors also caring for women birthing in hospitals, birth centres and at home. More recently I have held a leadership and managerial role at a tertiary hospital supporting teams of midwives to continue to provide excellent women centred care. With over 23 year’s experience and having also spent time working in Tanzania I have gained a very board range of midwifery knowledge and experience in both low and high risk pregnancies and births.
My passion in midwifery is to support women and their partners through their journey to parenthood, ensuring they make decisions through informed choice and feel empowered to do so.
MEET OUR SPECIALISTS
Dr Stas Vashevnik | MBBS FRANZCOGConsultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
I highly value and respect womens’ choices and believe in empowering women and clients to make informed decisions about their care. I treat my interactions with and opportunity to serve patients as a privilege. I individualize counselling and treatments to provide the best available information and care to patients and clients. I strongly believe in maximizing continuity of care and do my utmost to be available for patients and clients around the clock for advice and professional service.
We have partnered with Clinipath Pathology to provide a specialist pregnancy & IVF tracking blood collection centre. All screening bloods including:
• Initial booking bloods
• Routine bloods
An experienced, friendly collector available Monday – Friday.
All pathology referrals accepted
At Perth Pregnancy Centre, we completely understand pregnancy and motherhood can be a stressful and anxious time, Therefore we are happy to offer counselling services to those we feel can benefit. Cathy aims to provide a safe and non judgmental environment for expectant and new mothers to express their emotions and any difficulties they are experiencing. The aim of counselling is to alleviate stress during pregnancy and beyond, by providing support and understanding.
“Perth Pregnancy Centre has teamed up with Ultrasound Services to provide all of your pregnancy scans onsite. Professional, quality scans are offered in a relaxed & welcoming environment. The team at Ultrasound Services are highly skilled, personable sonographers that are committed to making the experience enjoyable for all. All referrals accepted”. To book an ultrasound, call Ultrasound Services directly on (08) 9583 5199