The Team

Midwife Margaret-Mary Dolan RN RM BN

Margaret-Mary has been a midwife for 30yrs.

Born in Victoria, Margaret-Mary's family have been on the Gold Coast since 1962. She attended Marymount College and moved to Sydney for her nursing training. This was completed at the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children and Midwifery training at Crown St Women's Hospital.

Margaret-Mary has travelled extensively and has worked as a nurse and midwife in the UK and Saudi Arabia. On her return to Australia she worked as a midwife for 11yrs at the Wesley Hospital in Brisbane before moving back to the Gold Coast with her husband and son. In Brisbane she spent several years coordinating and conducting antenatal classes.

She has been at John Flynn Private Hospital since Jan 2000. She currently works there part-time and has extensive experience in birth suite, postnatal ward and special care nursery. She has been the practice midwife since it's inception in 2010.

Margaret-Mary's role at the Women's Health Centre is to complement the care of the obstetrician. At each consultation she will also review the progress of the pregnancy assisting with advice regarding birthing at John Flynn Private Hospital, prenatal classes and any pregnancy and birthing concerns. She is also available for general telephone queries.

Rebecca Holt - Psychologist

Rebecca is a passionate psychology practitioner with 10 years experience working with a wide range of clients. She has extensive experience with therapy and counselling, assessment, professional supervision and management. Rebecca has a caring, supportive and warm interpersonal style in addressing a range of psychological issues that includes stress, anxiety, adjustment, depression, grief and loss, relationship issues and parenting styles.

Rebecca is a practical, down to earth psychologist who uses Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy and Supportive Non-Directive Counselling in a non-judgmental and safe environment. She believes in the positive role psychology offers in health care, specifically in assisting women and men through their pre-natal and post-natal journeys.

“I believe that the journey from conception to pregnancy, through birth and toparenthood is one of the most psychologically intense periods of change and rapid self growth in our lives. Along this journey, there is an intensity of both positive and negative emotions including great joy, exhaustion, fear, grief, anxiety, depression and excitement that constantly impact on our individual resilience. With such a vast array of emotions, feeling overwhelmed is a common experience on any leg of the journey. Support, respect, understanding and strategies to assist you on this journey are invaluable”.

Rebecca was born and educated on the Gold Coast. She has 2 young children both born at John Flynn Private Hospital. She has worked with clients throughout South East Queensland, the Northern Rivers and in Victoria. Rebecca engages an eclectic mix of therapies to provide individualised support, and promote personal growth and resilience during challenging times in people’s lives.