Defenders of Women’s Rights

Sunday 5 May is the International Day of the Midwife! On this day, we recognise the important work that is undertaken by midwives all around the world. The care and services provided by midwives to women throughout all stages of their pregnancy are truly one of a kind. The theme for International Day of the MidwifeContinue reading “Defenders of Women’s Rights”

Continuity of care – great for women and student midwives!

Written by Betty Holland, current Bachelor of Midwifery student There has been a great deal of academic research into “continuity of care” in a midwifery context. Put simply, if you are going to have a baby, this means that the same midwife looks after you throughout your pregnancy, is there for your birth and looks afterContinue reading “Continuity of care – great for women and student midwives!”

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”

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?”

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”