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 in a Private Delivery and Postnatal Unit at Birthcare Auckland, prior to commencing my study to become a Midwife. Once I graduated in 1999, I continued to work at Birthcare as a Registered Midwife and with my special interest in Breastfeeding I continued my study with Postgraduate papers towards my Masters whilst working full time. I then went on Maternity Leave to have our first baby and maintained my practice by working at Birthcare on a casual basis while I had our family.
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 care for my daughter during the times when she needs it.
I have always been 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.