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Hi, I'm Elena. 

I’m a passionate midwife and a fierce advocate for family centred care. I believe pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period are very personal experiences and that you should be respected as the true expert at every turn. I am dedicated to supporting families in finding their voice and their power through pregnancy and birth as I believe this helps immensely in our journey as parents.

I’ve been involved in maternity care in different roles and around the world since 2008. I am originally from Italy but have enjoyed being a bit of a nomad for most of my life. After being a doula and pregnancy massage specialist in California and Central America, and becoming a mum myself, I started my midwifery training in Italy in 2011. Through my studies, I also had the privilege of training with Ina May Gaskin and the Farm midwives in Tennessee. 

I joined the NHS in 2015, fell in love with East Sussex, and have been supporting our local families since.

 

My passion and expertise lay with continuity of care. Building a trusting relationship with a midwife you get to know and who knows you has been shown time and time again to be one of the most powerful tools to keep you and your baby well. I’ve chosen to become an independent midwife to be able to offer this gold standard level of care consistently and in a truly personalised way, giving you and your family the time, space and attention you need to thrive. 

When I'm not working, I spend my time with my son Luca and my husband Kai, often exploring our lovely area with our pup Scooby. 
 

"Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers - strong, competent, capable mothers
who trust themselves and know their inner strength." BARBARA KATZ ROTHMAN