BN BM MMid - Endorsed Midwife
Ryndell shares her time between working at Hatch and the Mater Mothers’ Hospital walking alongside Indigenous families in the Birthing in Our community Midwifery Group Practice. Ryndell started her journey in midwifery and nursing working rurally, which is where she attributes her interest in Indigenous health and passion for women led care. Ryndell believes midwifery is about empowering women and families through education, information and building of relationships. She loves the uniqueness of each couples journey, and says this is what motivates her to continue her shift work.
Ryndell has a thirst for seeking out new and interesting research to keep her own knowledge up to date in order to keep families informed. She also loves the learning and education that comes with working within a collaborative team of midwives and obstetricians – “digging into their brains excites me greatly!”.
Pregnancy, birth and labour is such a fluid and varied process, not every having the same experience twice, Ryndell believes this has led her interest to focus more on perinatal mental health and the impacts on not just the mother but the whole family.
Ryndell’s own baby at the moment is the old workers cottage her and her partner are renovating. She believes this to be a true test for their relationship - “if we can survive this parenthood should be a breeze down the track!”