Lynne Staff has been a midwife for 25 years and is a wife, and mother of 3 sons. She has worked in both the public and private maternity care sectors. In fact, Lynne established a home birth practice on the Sunshine Coast in QLD. She has worked in midwifery education programs, both hospital and university-based.
Lynne helped establish the Nambour-Selangor Private Hospital Maternity Unit in 1997. She continued to work here up until June 2008. Lynne completed an Honours project in 2006. She investigated the lived experience of Caesarean and the choice for a non-medically indicated Caesarean for a first birth. Indeed, Lynne is passionate about ensuring that women’s perspectives of their birthing experience are made known through their own stories because women’s accounts of their experiences are so invisible in the literature relating to birth.
She and her husband currently live in Tasmania, where Lynne combines raising alpaca with her midwifery work.