“I have worked alongside Simone from Maternal Journey for 5 years now and can highly recommend her work.
As a Lactation Consultant, I see mothers and babies when breastfeeding is not going well. Once there is a resolution of the problem, it is important that mothers have support to move forward and feel confident with their feeding and parenting. This may include dads too!
Simone has a wonderul, warm approach that is nonjudgmental and nurtures a mothers own abilities. Simone’s knowledge base is excellent, which is one of the reasons why I feel so confident about recommending her.
Simone will help mothers walk through the minefield of conflicting advice to focus on the developmental stage of a baby and by helping parents understand their own baby. With understanding, comes confidence to be the parent you want to be.”
Midwife and Lactation Consultant, Bay of Plenty DHB.
“Simone’s gift and talent for supporting women along their journey into motherhood is rare and amazing. In a world where competing experts vie for the right strategies in raising babies, Simone finds ways to help each individual mother become the expert for her own baby.
With great skills and gentle encouragement, Simone combines cutting edge knowledge of child development with a keen sense of people and a love for her work. This tremendous combination means mothers are supported uniquely and sensitively, given top-notch information about nurturing and bonding and are able to make their mothering journey one that is fulfilling, loving and consistently nurturing for both their babies and themselves. I can think of no one better to give mothers the support, community and understanding they need during birth and beyond.”
Centre For Attachment
“Simone has been a regular contributor to the education and enlightenment of midwives and midwifery students in the Waikato for several years now.
As a midwifery tutor, I am so fortunate to have Simone’s input to our degree programme, and our students delight in the presentations Simone gives. Simone is lively, yet gentle, always truthful about the reality of babies and parenthood, and facilitates learning in an open and humerous way.
Simone, you have an amazing knack of exploring the needs of the developing baby with participants and linking instinctive parenting responses with those needs. So refreshing to hear another professional giving parents ‘permission’ to parent gently.
Midwifery Lecturer, Wintec, Hamilton