People archives

  • Zoe is a third year nursing student interested in health promotion, community health and primary health care. She’s also a freelance writer and first aid officer with experience writing, volunteering and working for not-for-profit organisations and social enterprises such as Dismantle, Bike Dr and The Royal Life Saving Society.

    In 2016, Zoe had a home birth on the Community Midwifery Program and very much benefited from The Bump’s services, where she learnt about natural birth and the significant benefits that can arise from empowering parents-to-be with information and positive birth stories


    Emma is a local Fremantle mother of a lively young daughter, and is a consumer advocate on the Board.  She comes from a background in teaching and education. Emma considers it vitally important to be able to access a range of quality information during this most sensitive and vulnerable time of life – birthing children.  She currently works part time and is home with her toddler.

  • Melanie trained as a National Childbirth Trust Childbirth Educator in the United Kingdom.  She has been facilitating pregnancy classes since the 1990s.  Melanie has a background in Science and education

  • Sarah undertook her midwifery education in the U.K. as a mature student, having raised 3 children of her own. She has worked in all areas of maternity care over the last ten years including antenatal, postnatal, and birth within hospital and home settings. Sarah has completed a Master of Midwifery in a topic that is very close to her heart, water birth. Sarah is currently working for the Community Midwifery Programme and is passionate about ensuring women have access to the education and information they need to make smart choices during pregnancy and beyond.

  • Sara is a midwife who has worked for many years in all models of maternity care, including as a midwife in private practice supporting women to birth at home. Sara moved into midwifery education and research in 2009 and is presently the Associate Professor of Midwifery at Edith Cowan University.

    Sara is committed to working towards enabling all childbearing women in WA to have the maternity care option that they want regardless of where they live. Sara is currently also the Deputy Chair of the Australian College of Midwives (WA Branch), and is a member of the national Midwifery Education Advisory Committee.

  • Ruth trained in the UK as a community midwife, and re-located to Perth, Australia in 2006.  She is Coordinator of Education Services at The Bump WA, overseeing Pregnancy Classes and Lactation Consultation services.  Ruth is a qualified Lactation Consultant and is available Monday to Wednesday in Success to provide low cost lactation consultations.  She also presents the Caesarean workshops and provides midwifery advice to women.

  • Marylou has been a midwife for more than thirty years and is trying extremely hard to retire ..however the umbilical cord that tethers her is very strong ! She is our “Friday Midwife”,helping with the lively Bump to Bubs and  also facilitating  one on one sessions.  Marylou also steps in to help out with a range of other workshops.

  • Nancy began as our Receptionist in 2007 and became our Bookkeeper in 2011.  She also looks after our wonderful members and volunteers.