About Gillian Sims

Following my midwifery graduation in 2007, I worked as an LMC midwife for three years in Wellington. During that time I practiced hospital births, home births and water births with women and families from many varied social backgrounds, in many varied stages of life! During 2010 we spent time in Melbourne where I practiced as an hospital midwife in the very busy Royal Women’s Hospital, this added a more high-risk capacity to my practice due to the general higher acuity of patients from a much larger population.

Weighing baby in MiezeDuring 2011 we spent three months at a children’s home in Mozambique where we attended a mission-training school, before traveling through South America, volunteering with an organisation known as Iris Ministries. I  have also spent one year living in Brazil and remain fluent in Brazilian Portuguese.

During my brief time out from midwifery I missed working with young families and am excited to be returning to self-employed practice in Tauranga.

” Gillian, Thank you for your support through our 9 months of  pregnancy, being there when it mattered, and giving us comfort and peace of mind. Your support and presence through the birth were amazing! I am proud to say I had a great, amazing, positive birth experience and I know this because you were there; supporting Simeon and keeping a calm and natural environment to let me birth in the most natural way possible for me. Your after support has also been great and Matthew and I will miss you.”  Phoebe, Simeon & Matthew