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Doctors and Midwives Make Mistakes

Doctors and Midwives Make Mistakes By Jane Palmer While the video doctors make mistakes is not aimed directly at midwives - it is certainly a video that is very relevant to all midwives. Mistakes are not something that midwives are immune to. Dr Brian Goldman talks about his personal experience with making mistakes in

Why Choose a Midwife?

Why Choose a Midwife? I grew up hearing many horror birth stories, including my mother’s, and had little trust in my body or the birth process. I grew up thinking that once I was pregnant, I would see an obstetrician and I assumed he would tell me that I was like my mother and

The Life of a Midwife

The Life of a Midwife By Lia Ceccato I don’t know how it feels to be a midwife but they can see extra ordinary things such as a breech birth and the joy that only the birth of a baby brings. Midwives give up their time which sometimes can be their sleep time to

Granny Smith – Not just about apples

Granny Smith – Not just about apples By Hannah Dahlen Most people think of apples when they think of Granny Smith and most people think of a very worried John Howard when they think of Bennelong – but on the 20th October, in my local area of Bennelong, the annual Granny Smith festival became

How to Find a Midwife

How to Find a Midwife Perhaps you knew from the start that you wanted your own midwife. Perhaps it has been a long process of weighing pros and cons. But one way or another you have decided that having your own midwife is a priority for your pregnancy care and the birth of your

ACM Media Release: Midwifery Care

ACM Media Release: Midwifery Care July 26th 2012 Australian study shows continuity of midwifery care reduces caesarean section rates during childbirth, increases satisfaction with birth for women and leads to better health outcomes for babies. An Australian first, and the world’s largest randomised controlled trial of ‘one to one’, or ‘caseload midwifery’, was published

Overview of Private Midwifery

Overview of Private Midwifery For centuries midwives have worked among their communities providing care to women. Historically midwives have held a philosophy of care based on the belief that pregnancy is, basically, a healthy process and a normal part of life, growth and development. It is this belief that guides the way in which

Shark Bite or Shark Caesarean: What’s the Difference?

Shark Bite or Shark Caesarean: What’s the Difference? By Hannah Dahlen Everyday I get emailed news alerts from around the world on a variety of subjects, such as: birth; midwives; obstetricians; caesarean and VBAC. As the Australian College of Midwives National Media Spokesperson I want to be ready for any potential political ripple in

New Westmead Hospital Midwifery Antenatal Shared Care Program

New Westmead Hospital Midwifery Antenatal Shared Care Program Westmead Hospital has recently approved a new Antenatal Shared Care Program. This program is based on evidence illustrating the benefits to both mother and baby of continuity of care. Antenatal Shared Care programs are available to women with low-risk pregnancies. The program gives you the choice

Midwives Made History November 1st 2010

Midwives Made History November 1st 2010 By Hannah Dahlen “Don't give up trying to find your way. But do remember that sometimes it takes bending to avoid breaking” (Katinka Hesselink). In my last Presidents Report I wrote about being in the back of the proverbial car moving towards our destination calling out, are we

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