Tips from a Midwife: top reasons to breastfeed

By Rosemarie Hogan Director of Midwifery Studies and Course Coordinator for the Bachelor of Midwifery at UTS When it comes to food, the science is clear – there’s nothing better than breast milk for your baby. The benefits of breastfeeding extend well beyond basic nutrition. Photo: David Leo Veksler on Flickr 1. Breastmilk provides all the foodContinue reading “Tips from a Midwife: top reasons to breastfeed”

Nursing, midwifery, or both?

UTS has a range of Health degrees on offer and, for many, choosing one can be a difficult decision. What’s the difference? – The role of a nurse is to provide care for patients in a variety of healthcare settings. Nurses care for those who are unwell or going through an adverse stage in their lifeContinue reading “Nursing, midwifery, or both?”

Keeping Australia Alive – only requires men?

By Caroline Homer and Vanessa Scarf Centre for Midwifery, Child and Family Health, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney Having worked in the Australian health system for more than 30 years we both looked forward to “Keeping Australia Alive” series on the ABC. Health care in Australia is complex with its governance and provisionContinue reading “Keeping Australia Alive – only requires men?”

The heart of midwifery

By Professor Caroline Homer  As the International Day of the Midwife approaches on 5 May 2016, our Associate Dean (International and Development) for UTS:Health reflects on its theme: ‘Women and Newborns: The Heart of Midwifery’. As a midwife, you certainly use both your head and your heart. You need your head, because every day you need to makeContinue reading “The heart of midwifery”

Delayed Cord Clamping: the danger of delay

Please note that all opinions in this article are that of the author and are not necessarily representative of the views of the UTS Faculty of Health. By Rosie Gundelach  An important aspect of a midwife’s practice is their ability to communicate with women and their families in a way that is informative, warm and reassuring. IContinue reading “Delayed Cord Clamping: the danger of delay”

UTS:Midwifery in Bali

By Allison Cummins Lecturer, UTS Faculty of Health Course Coordinator, Graduate Diploma of Midwifery, UTS Faculty of Health A few weeks ago, I accompanied twelve UTS midwifery students on a UTS:BUiLD (Beyond UTS International Leadership Development) trip to Bali, Indonesia, where we learnt about maternity services in developing nations. Bali is a beautiful island thatContinue reading “UTS:Midwifery in Bali”

7 ways to get through uni as a wife and mum

By Isabel Stephens “How do you manage uni life with family and household responsibilities, especially with small children to look after?” This is a question I repeatedly get asked when people hear that I have returned to studying and retraining in my late 30’s. Isabel with her husband Graham, son Thomas, daughter Grace and dogContinue reading “7 ways to get through uni as a wife and mum”

Son of a midwife

By Jack Schmidt Growing up, I was surrounded by health professionals: my mother was a midwife, my father was a pharmacist and now my sister is a nurse in training, working part-time in aged care. They’re all wonderful, hard-working people – nurturing, compassionate and caring. Baby Jack Having health workers for parents has had itsContinue reading “Son of a midwife”

Pregnancy advice: eating for two?

PREGNANCY ADVICE: eating for two? Please note that all opinions in this article are that of the author and are not representative of the views or opinions of the UTS Faculty of Health. By Rosie Gundelach The old saying, ‘eating for two’ has led us all astray when it comes to pregnancy and nutrition. There’sContinue reading “Pregnancy advice: eating for two?”