About Me

I qualified as a general nurse in 1988 in Lancaster, England, then decided to specialize in children’s nursing and qualified as a paediatric nurse in 1990 in Glasgow, Scotland. After qualifying I worked in a specialized paediatric neuro-surgical unit in a hospital in Glasgow. Following this I worked voluntarily for 6 months in Romania in a children’s hospice and returned to the UK to work as a senior nurse in a hospice in Glasgow.

In 1995 I came to The Netherlands and worked with Home Care (Thuiszorg), Zoetermeer and in Juliana Kinderziekenhuis (Childrens hospital), Den Haag. During this time I had three children and after working for a time as a maternity home care nurse decided to learn more about breastfeeding and trained as a Lactation Consultant IBCLC.

Since qualifying in 2012 I have increased my study and knowledge of problems caused by tongue and lip ties and I advocate for parents who need support when a release is required. This knowledge was put into practice when I worked for a year in Veldhoven near Eindhoven assisting Dr. Kirsten Slagter at her tongue tie clinic.

I have recently (2023) qualified as a post natal doula

I live in The Hague where I have a private practice as a Lactation Consultant .