Kathy Fray

A bit about Kathy: “I live in near the Hibiscus Coast with my three children and eco-biobuilder husband; and my main hobby is hatha yoga.

My own childbirth experiences inspired me to join the maternity profession, and I chose to become a midwife due to my immense appreciation of how incredibly essential it is for a childbearing woman to have access to the presence of a caring, empathetic, holistically-minded and technically skilled midwife; in a relationship based on partnership. The birth of every human is a sacred moment of time, and so I feel immensely honoured and privileged every time I am present, assisting with the safe arrival of a newborn.

My midwifery practice style encourages a healthy pregnancy and natural birth, particularly referring clients to naturopathic complementary therapies and practitioners, including homeopathy, herbal therapy, aromatherapy, acupuncture, osteopathy, hydrotherapy (water) and learning the meditative labour technique of HypnoBirthing.”

Fray, KathyBirth Options: Warkworth Birthing Centre, North Shore Hospital and Home Births – looking after women from central-northern Shore to southern Warkworth, particularly around the Hibiscus Coast region.

I registered as a Direct Entry Midwife in 2008. Prior to becoming a midwife, in 2005 my first book was published “OH BABY…Birth, Babies & Motherhood Uncensored” which is currently in its sixth imprint. Then in 2010 my second book was published “OH GROW UP…Toddlers to PreTeens Decoded”. I also write the Parenting articles in Woman’s Day magazine, am the founding co-creator of the BabyOK™ Babe-Sleeper, and am regularly a Parenting keynote speaker at various events.

Kathy Fray
BHSc-Mid, RM
Central Shore to Southern Warkworth
Mob 027-4364750
Email kathy@motherwise.co.nz
Website www.motherwise.co.nz