Holly Jones is a registered nurse and midwife with 9 years experience in the field. She studied her Bachelor of Nursing at Curtin University before going on to complete her Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery in 2012. After graduating from university, Holly has spent a majority of her time providing midwifery services in remote Western Australia including; Kalgoorlie, Leonora, Karratha, Hedland, Geraldton and Northam. During this time, Holly has also worked at Armadale Health Service for 2 years. Here she worked as a Registered Midwife on the maternity ward for the first 18 months providing antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care and home visiting services, before moving to work within the Midwifery Group Practice for 6 months, providing comprehensive and holistic midwifery care in a moderate-risk metropolitan hospital. Holly continues to expand her training and is currently studying her Masters of Primary Maternity Care. Holly is dedicated to providing women-centred care.
What led you to a career in midwifery?
I first wanted to become an RFDS flight nurse, and started my midwifery training in the wild west of Kalgoorlie. At my first birth, I was hooked! Being a midwife is all I've ever wanted to do since, I love seeing families transition to add a new member to their family, and being able to support that precious time in life is just such a privilege.
What is your birth philosophy?
I believe that if someone is truly aware of all their choices and what each of them means, and has been supported in the ways they need to be as an individual, then they will make the decisions that work best for them, and have a positive and respectful birth. This is what I'm working towards with every piece of care I provide!
What is the most rewarding part of being a midwife?
Seeing one of the parents overjoyed about a moment of transformation - whether it's the mum yelling "I did it!" as her baby is born, or the partner having a lightbulb moment about how baby snuggles really do fix everything. When I see that, I feel over the moon with how privileged I am that I get to be a witness to that moment.
What attracted you to be part of Western Obstetrics?
Their ethos of respectful and individualised care really drew me in, and when I walked into the clinic for my interview I just felt like I was where I needed to be. Everyone is friendly, helpful and there to support each other while keeping the clients the focus of their care.