Care across the continuum of childbearing
Working in partnership with women and their loved ones during pregnancy and birthing is an absolute privilege. I am blessed to be able to devote my life to working as a midwife and am passionate about providing care for women and babies across the continuum of childbearing. As a midwife I am grateful to bear witness to not only the wonder of birthing but the growth of women as they develop their unique insights, skills and fortitude to mother their babies.
I believe in respectful, safe and caring maternity care, where women and their babies are supported to have the best possible pregnancy, birth and transition to parenthood. Care is individualised to your unique needs and wishes. I have a holistic approach to midwifery, recognising that having a baby is a normal, natural life event for most people and is best supported by creating a safe and nurturing environment for a woman’s instincts to lead the way.
Labour and Birth Care
“Definition of the midwife
A midwife is a person who has successfully completed a midwifery education programme that is based on the ICM Essential Competencies for Basic Midwifery Practice and the framework of the ICM Global Standards for Midwifery Education and is recognized in the country where it is located; who has acquired the requisite qualifications to be registered and/or legally licensed to practice midwifery and use the title ‘midwife’; and who demonstrates competency in the practice of midwifery.
Scope of Practice
The midwife is recognised as a responsible and accountable professional who works in partnership with women to give the necessary support, care and advice during pregnancy, labour and the postpartum period, to conduct births on the midwife’s own responsibility and to provide care for the newborn and the infant. This care includes preventative measures, the promotion of normal birth, the detection of complications in mother and child, the accessing of medical care or other appropriate assistance and the carrying out of emergency measures.
The midwife has an important task in health counselling and education, not only for the woman, but also within the family and the community. This work should involve antenatal education and preparation for parenthood and may extend to women’s health, sexual or reproductive health and child care.
A midwife may practise in any setting including the home, community, hospitals, clinics or health units.”International Confederation of Midwives
“It’s not just the making of babies, but the making of mothers that midwives see as the miracle of birth.” – Barbara Katz Rothman
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