Parent Community Engagement Lead
Originally from Wales, I now live in West Reading with my husband and two sons. It is since having children that my interest in the maternity sector has really ignited and I am thrilled to be joining the MNVP to represent our community and make positive changes for future families.
I currently divide my time between this role at the MNVP, looking after my sons, managing social media for a peer support group for mums and volunteering on a helpline for perinatal mental health. Prior to having children I was an office manager at an actors agency in London and before that a stage manager at the Watermill Theatre in Newbury. So I bring with me strong organisational and communication skills, as well as a keen eye for detail.
My youngest was born via caesarean at RBH in 2020 and I subsequently spent a lot of time in and out of hospital at the start of the pandemic. This experience has made me really interested in postnatal care and in particular the care after caesarean births.
Another key area of interest for me is perinatal mental health and with it now being the most common complication of childbirth, I believe there needs to be a greater focus on bettering maternity services in order to improve prevention. My hope is that through this role I will be able to be a part of making those improvements happen.