Caroline qualified as a midwife in 1994. Prior to that, she had attended friends’ births, nearly all of which were at home when they would ask her to support them. This gave her a passion for midwifery so she spent time with an Irish independent midwife, going to more home births with her and absorbing pure midwife knowledge and learning about how women’s bodies work in birth. Following that Caroline did her formal training and then worked for four years in a midwife-led unit. Caroline left the NHS in 1998. After having had such an intimate experience of working closely with women and their families previously, she wanted to work as a truly autonomous practitioner and offer complete care to women from early pregnancy, through labour and birth and in the postnatal time and build a “professional friendship” with each family.