Karen Kruit

Director of Midwifery
RN RM | Master of Midwifery | Master of Nursing NP | Endorsed Midwife | Nurse Practitioner

Karen is a Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife with extensive experience across the continuum of maternity care and has practised in all models of care from high risk tertiary care to community based home birthing. She has practised in both the public and private sectors in WA, in Tasmania and internationally, in the Netherlands and Africa since 1990. It is this background of international professional experience across a wide range of health care services and her experience in clinical care, service management, quality and safety, and a strong academic history that places her well to offer a safe, woman-centred holistic midwifery service.

Monday - Northbridge | Book Now

Tuesday - Wanneroo | Book Now

Wednesday - Success | Book Now

Thursday - Victoria Park | Book Now

Friday - Maylands | Book Now

Melanie Irving

Director of Midwifery
Registered Midwife | Endorsed Midwife

Melanie is a Registered Midwife with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of midwifery. She trained in England and has now settled in Western Australia working as a community based midwife. Melanie has always wanted to be a midwife and it wasn’t until after the birth of her first child that she decided to pursue a midwifery education. After qualifying at the University of Manchester in 1999 she worked as a hospital based midwife for the next 5 years gaining a great deal of experience working with a diverse group of women and managing a variety of clinical situations. In 2004 she started work as a Community Midwife providing antenatal, labour and postnatal care as part of a team of midwives. In 2013 she moved to Australia, and again realised that to be able to serve women, babies and their families within Perth, the community would be the ideal place to do so.

Monday - Aubin Grove | Book Now

Monday - Wellard | Book Now

Tuesday - Spearwood | Book Now

Wednesday - Cannington | Book Now

Thursday - Wellard | Book Now

Dr Kavipriya Soma

Medical Director
GP Obstetrician | M.B. | B.S. | M.D. | FRACGP | DRANZCOG

Dr Soma has worked in General Practices and Obstetric practices for the past 11 years. She is trained as a post graduate in obstetrics and gynecology in India and has completed the Diploma in Obstetrics in Australia. Since 2007 she has been in Australia and worked in a remote practice in Tasmania and in outer metro practices in WA. She has been working as a GP Obstetrician at Rockingham and Bentley Hospital for the last 5 years. Dr Soma is also fluently spoken in several Languages, English, Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Kannada.

Monday - Wellard | Book Now

Vanessa Butera

Registered Midwife | Endorsed Midwife

Vanessa is a Registered Midwife with many years experience assisting women with home births, as an independent midwife and previously with the Community Midwifery Program. Vanessa is a mother of 2 beautiful kids who are growing up fast, Ryan and Isabella. Vanessa believes that continuity of care and informed decision making maximises the chance of a safe, empowered birth.  

Wednesday - Kingsway | Book Now

Thursday - Brookside | Book Now

Lesley Kuliukas

RM RN / PhD / MA (Midwifery) / PGCEA / ADM / Endorsed Midwife

Lesley’s rich midwifery experience spans a wide variety of maternity settings over many years. Lesley completed her nursing at Charing Cross Hospital in London and midwifery at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. She has practised over the whole spectrum of maternity care from high risk hospital settings to birth centres and at home in the community. Lesley’s focus is to provide a safe woman-centred approach, tailored to individual needs. She aims to ensure that every couple is able to approach the birth of their baby and approaching parenthood, prepared physically and psychologically, fully informed and ready for the next part of their life journey. 

Thursday - Bentley | Book Now

Megan "Meg" Nielsen

RM RN / Endorsed Midwife

Meg has a vast wealth of knowledge as both a Registered Nurse, Nurse Educator and Registered
Midwife working in NSW, the UK, Northern Territory and Western Australia. She has a passion for
women’s health and believes in continuity of care for a woman and her family, from early pregnancy
through into the postnatal period. Meg works with women both to provide a safe healthy
pregnancy, as well as listening to, and providing education specific to their needs. She believes a
woman-centred approach encourages women to have the birth of their choice. She enjoys working
in collaboration with women and their families, GP/Obstetrician Dr Kavipriya Soma as well as other
passionate like-minded midwives who work in the Perth community.

Monday - Baldivis | Book Now

Thursday - Rockingham | Book Now

Thursday - Kwinana | Book Now

Thursday - Warnbro | Book Now

Thursday - Baldivis | Book Now

Ruth McIntosh

Registered Midwife | Endorsed Midwife / Lactation Consultant

Ruth trained in the UK as a community midwife, and re-located to Perth, Australia in 2006.  Before joining Perth Maternity she was the Coordinator of Education Services at The Bump WA, overseeing Pregnancy Classes and Lactation Consultation services.  Ruth is a qualified Lactation Consultant, presents Caesarean workshops and provides midwifery advice to women.

Friday - Byford | Book Now

Rozita Samandari Mohammadi

RN RM | Endorsed Midwife | Nurse Practitioner

Rozita has just joined the Perth Maternity family and we are delighted to have here. More info on Rozita's background coming soon :)

Wednesday - Maylands | Book Now

Thursday - Bentley | Book Now

Friday - Victoria Park | Book Now

Saturday - Success | Book Now

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