My name is Naomi Helm. I am a registered midwife and mum of two beautiful boys. I’ve been brainstorming for a while now, on how I could use my midwifery and mothering skills to help others. Just recently I discovered the world of blogging (late bloomer, I know), and thought what better way to start than creating a blog?
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The aim of this blog is to explore the huge variety of topics within the spheres of midwifery and parenthood, whilst hopefully sharing some helpful information, stories and tips with parents and healthcare consumers alike. My goal is to include a balance of posts on midwifery and parenthood, such as journal article reviews, birth stories, baby product reviews and recommendations, interviews with midwives and parents, and many interesting discussions on various relevant topics within these fields. I am hoping to eventually be publishing new posts 2-3 times a week or maybe more, though this of course will depend on the busyness of my life being a mum of two and running a household.
I live in the Sutherland Shire, Sydney, Australia. I live with my husband of 7 years, and my two sons, aged 22 months and 7 weeks old. This means that my blog will grow and change as my boys do. Currently, the most likely topics I will explore will centre around babies and toddlers. As my children grow, and so too my parental experience, I hope my blog will evolve to include a broader variety of parenting issues.
I graduated from my bachelor of nursing degree at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) in 2005. I continued on at UTS to study for my graduate diploma of midwifery in 2006, of which I graduated in early 2007. I have been working as a registered midwife at a local public hospital since that time. My midwifery focus is on natural birthing by well healthy women. I hope to include discussions and research by a variety of sources within the worlds of midwifery and obstetrics, with a view to empower women and their families to make educated decisions for the health and wellbeing of themselves, their babies and their families.
I hope you enjoy my blog and can learn from it and expand your views on these amazing subjects that I am so passionate about.