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Brenda Munz | Director

Registered Nurse/Midwife (Endorsed) & International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)

 Hi! My name is Brenda and I am a mum to two gorgeous (and cheeky) kids! I love supporting women, and the family unit, as they experience the journey through pregnancy and beyond.

In 2020, I sustained a lower back injury and found the juggle of work and family life left me with little time for my rehabilitation. I thought to myself, if i had only received the support I needed at home without having to worry about who would look after my children, I would have recovered much quicker. This is why The Gentle Village was born. My goal is to have our patient's feel that they can access our services much quicker, because it is in the comfort of their home. I strongly believe that accessing health services early is the key to a much healthier and supported pregnancy and postpartum journey.

 

 I am a bit of a bookworm and I love learning all things health related, with my main focus being on pregnancy and postpartum care and support. As an IBCLC, my special interest is in oral dysfunction and oral ties.

Education:

  • (2007) Bachelor of Science in General Nursing ~ Curtin University of Technology

  • (2008) Graduate Certificate in International Health ~ Curtin University of Technology

  • (2011) Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery ~ Curtin University of Technology

  • (2016) Masters of Science in Midwifery ~ Curtin University of Technology

  • (2020) International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

  • (2021) Graduate Certificate of Midwifery Diagnostics and Prescribing ~ Edith Cowan University 

The Team

Education:

  • (2007) Bachelor of Nursing ~ Murdoch University

  • (2008) Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery ~ Curtin University of Technology

Mel Sandler

Registered Nurse/Midwife  

 Hi! My name is Mel and I am a registered nurse/midwife and a proud mum to 3 beautiful children.

 

Ever since i was little I knew I wanted to help mum's with their babies. As I grew up I realised being a midwife was the best way I could do this. I completed my nursing qualification first before becoming a registered midwife over 12 years ago. 

 

As much as I loved welcoming babies into this world, including my own, I realised there was a huge gap in support networks for families postnatally and that I really wanted to make a difference to help others avoid feeling the way I felt, back when I had my first baby.

I have recently completed my lactation studies and currently awaiting to sit the IBCLC exam toward the end of the year, so I can further help families in the postpartum period. I am passionate about empowering and helping families prepare for their new arrival and provide them with support, once they have welcomed their baby into this world. As a registered midwife and future IBCLC, my special interest is in food intolerances/allergens in babies. 

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Louise Bounds

Registered Midwife (Endorsed) 

 Hi! My name is Louise and I am a registered nurse/midwife (endorsed) and a proud mum to 3 beautiful and grown up, children.

 

I trained in the UK in 1997 as a midwife and I relocated to Perth, Australia in 2012. 

 

I have experience in difference areas of midwifery and have practiced in all models of maternity care, from high risk tertiary care to continuity of care in low risk settings, including midwifery led birth centres and home births. 

 

I love caring and supporting expectant mother's and their families and helping them feel safe, informed and empowered throughout their pregnancy and postpartum journey. My special interest is in providing private antenatal and postnatal midwifery care. 

Education:

  • (1997) Bachelor of Science in Midwifery Studies ~ Sheffield Hallam University, UK.

  • (2019) Prescribing for Midwives ~ Griffith University