I am ANNE ENDRES and I am a Midwife, a woman, a mother , wife, sister and daughter.
I was brought up in Germany, where I did my training as Midwife. Since then life has taken me from Germany to NewZealand and Australia and I was blessed with my husband and our three daughters-Hannah, LIlly and Mathilda. As they entered the world they made me a Mother and helped me to get a different perspective of pregnancy, birth and beyond.
As life unfolds I deeply cherish what it brings us and see me, being a Midwife, as a tool. The way we treat pregnancy and birth and the support we give to women and their families once they enter parenthood is part of their circle of life and deserves our deepest respect and attention. Saying that, I also believe that we , as birth workers, have to aim for acting responsibly, reliable and be honest about what we can or can't support in certain settings or do not feel comfortable with .
Wherever I went ,I was fortunate to work as Midwife and to support women in various settings. I have worked as an Independent Midwife, as a Midwife on staff in hospitals , I have done Caseloading Midwifery in NewZealand and am working in Private and Public Hospitals in Australia as well as supporting women as an Independent Midwife on the Sunshine Coast during their birth.
AS EVERY WOMAN, HER FAMILY AND HER BABY ARE INDIVIDUALS ,THEY HAVE THEIR OWN JOURNEY AND I AM SUPPORTING WOMEN'S CHOICES.
If I personally wouldn't be able to support a choice you make, then I would try my utmost to help you to find somebody who might be.
Some women might want my support just for part of their care ( like antenatal and postnatal visits or breastfeeding support). I am also very happy to share care with your trusted GP, your private Obstetrician or the Hospital of your choice.
I am servicing the SUNSHINE COAST / QLD.
I recently obtained my MEDICARE PROVIDER NUMBER,so part of the costs for my service are attracting a Medicare rebate.If you have Private Health Insurance you might also be able to claim some rebates through your Health Fund.
My name is JACQUI DU LIEU I am a Midwife and Lactation Consultant and mother to two wonderful (now adult) children. My husband David and I have been together since we were 17. I grew up in Sydney and spent my teens and early adult life in Northern NSW.
I was inspired to be a Midwife after reading “Spiritual Midwifery” by Ina May Gaskin, when I was pregnant with my son. It took many years but eventually after we moved to Brisbane I trained as a nurse and then a few years later as a Midwife. At that time there were no direct entry Midwifery courses in Australia.
I then worked in a variety hospitals for a few years, private and public, large and small. Then we made a big move and worked on Thursday Island in the Torres Strait for 3 years.
Working as a Midwife in the Torres Straits allowed me to practice to my full scope, with autonomy, but also in collaboration with the medical staff when needed. I love the place and still go and work there for short stints for holiday relief. I love to meet the families again when I return and to see those babies grow up.
As a midwife my philosophy is strongly influenced by the belief that women have an innate ability to birth and indeed parent and my role in this is to encourage and support this ability. In western society we seem to be socialised to believe that birthing is complicated and a medical event. I have learned so much from women themselves and feel privileged to provide Midwifery care that supports women and families to “take charge” of decisions rather than have things done to them. When women have trust in themselves and their own inbuilt ability, I see wonderful things in both birth and parenting. I pursued the Lactation consultant qualification, in order to have a greater knowledge relating to breastfeeding, but mostly to support women in the best possible way in the most evidenced based way not just what I had learnt in training. I believe strongly in baby led…mother comfortable, approaches and that we should not be prescriptive about how breastfeeding “should be done”.
Anne and I met at just the right time. Anne had just received her medicare provider number and I was thinking about it. It became obvious we were “on the same page” about most things particularly related to birthing and babies. I also have recently obtained my Medicare Provider Number , which means , that some Medicare rebates apply for my service.