Linda Wilson | Midwife DirectorRegistered Midwife (Endorsed), Registered Nurse, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
I began my career as a registered nurse working in an early pregnancy and Gynaecology unit in the UK. This provided me with invaluable knowledge and experience to take into my training as a midwife where I spent a great deal of my time working in the community and enjoying the continuity of care model within the home setting. I migrated to Australia 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. I also worked as a lactation consultant offering support to breastfeeding women on the program and providing educational updates to my midwifery colleagues and updating breastfeeding policy and guidelines for the service. 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 in Perth’s northern suburbs. This model of care provides the ongoing care and support to women throughout the pregnancy and postnatal period. 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 am an extremely experienced Registered (Eligible) Midwife who has lived and worked in Perth for the past 8 years. I trained as a midwife in the UK and worked autonomously providing midwifery led care to women in both a hospital and community setting. My role as a community midwife enabled me to gain confidence and competence in providing one to one holistic care for an extensive case load of women as well as hospital birth, birth centre, home and water birth. Following my arrival in Perth in 2008, I worked as a Clinical Midwife in a public/private hospital and then gained employment working 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, I was appointed as the Clinical Midwifery Specialist for the CMP where 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 have established Perth Pregnancy Centre with a vision that all pregnant women should have access to choice, control and gold standard continuity of midwifery care. PPC is a centre where any pregnant woman can come to experience safe, evidence based midwifery care with knowledgeable, competent and confident midwives, and of course no wait times and bulk bulling is a huge bonus. I look forward to providing this new, unique, community-based service and to supporting newly pregnant mums throughout their pregnancy and early parenting journey.
new midwife joining PPC soonRegistered Midwife (Endorsed)
new midwife joining PPC soon…..
Julie LynchSpecialist Women's Health Physiotherapist