Caring, Experienced, Safe
We work in partnership with women, providing respectful, individualised care.
We are committed to working with you to facilitate your birth to occur beautifully where you feel safest, whether that is at home or in a hospital.
“Just as a woman’s heart knows how and when to pump, her lungs when to inhale, and her hand to pull back from fire, so she knows when and how to give birth”
Virginia Di Orio
Midwyf Services is a private personalised midwifery practice.
Marie Heath and Ingrid McKenzie share a philosophy of supporting women to be in charge of their maternity experiences. We see birth as a normal life event and through building a trusting relationship with you, help you to work towards your pregnancy, labour, birth, breastfeeding and early parenting dreams and goals.
Our care is respectful, individualised and evidence-based. We support you to make informed decisions about what is right for you.
We are passionate about supporting a woman’s right to birth as, where and with whom she wishes.
We are committed to supporting your birth choices and travel extensively to support women regardless of where they live. We believe you should not be disadvantaged if you live in a regional or rural area.
Marie and Ingrid are Registered Midwives that meet Australian Government requirements to provide prescribing and Medicare services.
Marie has worked in private midwifery practice providing woman- and family-centred care in South Sydney, Illawarra, southern NSW and the ACT for over 26 years. Marie has been privileged to have assisted families with the birth of over 500 babies during this time. She has a wealth of experience gained over the 40 years she has been a midwife.
Marie is committed to providing sensitive midwifery care, continuity of care and carer and supporting women’s birth choices. She believes that every woman is unique and that her care must reflect this.
Marie has confidence in every woman’s potential to birth naturally.
Based in Goulburn, Marie is centrally located to support women in Southern NSW in pregnancy, labour and birth and in the crucial early days of parenting.
Marie is excited to have Ingrid McKenzie, an experienced and dedicated midwife, join Midwyf Services to expand the services available to women and families in south Sydney, Illawarra, South Coast NSW and the Australian Capital Territory.
Ingrid is a Canberra-based midwife in private practice. She is committed to providing woman-centred, compassionate and safe midwifery care. Ingrid’s aim is for women to feel in charge of their pregnancy and birthing experience. Working in partnership with women and their families, Ingrid assists them to experience birth and early parenting with a sense of empowerment and growth.
Ingrid is also a Lactation Consultant and has been providing support to breastfeeding women for over 15 years.
Prior to joining Midwyf Services, Ingrid worked at Canberra’s Centenary Hospital for Women and Children and Calvary Public Hospital, including in continuity of care models. She has previously worked as a doula, and childbirth and early parenting educator.