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The Role of the Midwife

“Knowing your midwife - being cared for by, and able to build a trust and rapport with, the same midwife during pregnancy (or even pre-conception), through labour and birth, and into the early weeks of mothering - has benefits for mothers, babies and society”

- Australian College of Midwives


The word midwife essentially means ‘with woman’. It is a value-system which considers the journey of bringing a child into the world, and raising them, to be important and profound.

In partnership with your Obstetrician, who will provide specialist pregnancy & birth related care, your midwife will also care for your holistic health needs – physical, emotional, social, spiritual and cultural, and the needs of your baby.

The Role of the Midwife