Julie Clarke teaching childbirth classes
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Julie Clarke

For over 28 years Julie has been working in the field of childbirth education both as a childbirth educator conducting parenting and birth preparation courses and as a supervisor for course participants completing the Graduate Diploma of Childbirth Education. Passionate about supporting expectant parents Julie set up Transition into Parenthood through which she runs childbirth […]

Susanne Houd
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Susanne Houd

Susanne is a Danish midwife with wide experience of working in both western settings and in developing countries. As a consultant for the WHO, she has worked on Safe Motherhood projects in African countries. Having recently completed revamping the Danish Midwifery Education program, she is currently working with Inuit communities in Greenland where birth has […]

Maggie Banks
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Maggie Banks

Maggie is a home birth midwife, researcher and writer living in the Waikato, New Zealand. Her first book “Breech Birth Woman Wise” was published in 1998 and her second “Home Birth Bound: Mending the Broken Weave” in 2000. She is a founding member of the New Zealand College of Midwives and established the Midwifery Standards […]

Holiday Tyson
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Holliday Tyson

Holliday trained as a midwife in Britain from 1979-1982 and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at Thames Valley University in England. Having practiced midwifery in Africa, India and in rural and urban Ontario, Canada, she was a founding faculty member of the Ontario Midwifery Education Program and has been President and Registrar of the College […]

Nicky Leap
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Nicky Leap

Nicky Leap is a well known midwifery activist, writer and speaker who worked for many years in London, specialising in home birth with disadvantaged women. Since becoming an Australian resident, Nicky has been working in a variety of projects from both Flinders University (SA) and the University of Technology, Sydney that promote woman-centred midwifery practice, […]

Elizabeth-Davis
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Elizabeth Davis

Elizabeth Davis, CPM, has been a midwife, women’s health care specialist, educator and consultant for over 20 years. She is internationally active in women’s rights, and lectures widely on midwifery, sexuality, and women’s spirituality. She served as regional representative to MANA for five years and President of MEAC. She is co- founder of the Midwifery […]

Sarah Buckley
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Sarah Buckley

Sarah is a NZ-trained GP, mother of four homeborn children and currently a full-time writer on pregnancy, birth and parenting. She is author of the bestselling book Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering, with a new edition published in 2009. Sarah’s work critiques current practices in pregnancy, birth and parenting from the widest possible perspectives, including scientific, […]