Hi there. Thanks so much for taking the time to find out a little bit more about me! Just to make it easier for you – you pronounce my name E-Lee-Sha but you are most welcome to call me Elle.
I live on the Hibiscus Coast with my husband and our three children. I love being a Mum, but don’t get me wrong, it has come with it’s fair share of challenges but it is truly the greatest gift that I have ever been given.
From my earliest memories as a young girl, I was obsessed about babies. Inspired by my best friends Mum who was a Karitane Nurse, I decided at 6 years old that I was going to be a Midwife.
I chose to train as a Registered Comprehensive Nurse first, completing my degree in 1996. I then worked as a Paediatric Nurse before gaining a position as a Postnatal Nurse at Birthcare Auckland, prior to commencing my study to become a Midwife. Once I graduated in 1998, I continued to work at Birthcare as a Registered Midwife. This is when I found my passion in supporting mums with breastfeeding.
Every family has its challenges and though they can be tough at the time, they can send us on a new journey, and this is how Baby Bliss was born. One of our children was diagnosed with a debilitating chronic illness so Baby Bliss has given me the flexibility to be able to focus solely on my daughter during the times when she is unwell.
Since starting Baby Bliss I have not worked as a Midwife and do not hold a current practicing certificate. Instead I work as a Baby Advisor, Breastfeeding Consultant and Education Consultant/Facilitator for Parent Centre. I am passionate about educating and caring for mothers and babies and it is such a privilege to be able to share such a precious time in peoples lives. I really hope that you will enjoy being a mother as much as I have and I wish you all the very best on your parenting journey.