Meet The Midwives

Bernice Down

Bernice Down

BSc (Hons) Midwifery Degree ; St. Georges University of London Dip H.E. Adult Nursing, Mental Health & Community; Buckinghamshire Chilterns University.

Midwifery to me has been about sharing and guiding the journey that women and their families transition through, and about being a part of that process to passionately support families through the stages.
“ I cannot change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination… ” –Jimmy Dean.

She is the mom of 2 easy going children, a cocker spaniel pooch and has a family that understands how “Midwifery” works, supporting her whole- heartedly. Having settled now in Cape Town, after 20 years in the NHS, she is loving the diversity that the Western Cape has to offer and likes nothing better than to feel sand between her toes on the beach.

Angela Wakeford

Angela Wakeford

Diploma in Nursing ( Community Health, Psychiatry ) and Midwifery – Groote Schuur Hospital 1992
BSc in Midwifery Studies – UK

Angela feels that Midwifery found her … and it has been her passion ever since her student days. To assist women and their families to have positive, empowered birth experiences.
She spent 15 years working as an NHS Midwife in the UK, gaining valuable experience and completing extra studies which prepared her well for Independent Midwifery Practice.

She lives in Fish Hoek with her daughter , and is very grateful to her family for their support which enables her to work in this flexible way.

 

Susan Lees

Susan Lees

Dip. Nursing Science, Psychology, Community Health and Midwifery (JHB Academic Hospital)

Susan is genetically programmed to be a midwife. She is a 3rd generation midwife born at home into the loving hands of her grandmother.

She is married to a very supportive musician husband, is mother of two amazing daughters and is besotted with her toddler grandson and new granddaughter.

Her favourite part of a newborn is the nape of its neck.

Her motto in life is “Where there is tea, there is hope.”

Glynnis Garrod

Glynnis Garrod

Dip. Nursing Science, Psychology, Community Health and Midwifery (Groote Schuur Hospital)

Glynnis has been a midwife for all her working life. Her passion is fueled by the desire to change what she encountered during her training and to provide women with a better birthing experience.

She is a wife to a flexible man and mother of three boys, her youngest coming as a bit of a surprise and being born into the home of two teenage brothers.

In another life she would perhaps be a photojournalist somewhere in the African bush, delighting in the country we live in. She loves summer, the golden hour and the rare moments of quiet, life occasionally offers.