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!”

Breast is best for mum and baby

Written by Ingrid Vennonen, Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry) graduate (2017) It’s World Breastfeeding Week! Let’s celebrate by learning some interesting benefits to mum and baby. Evidence shows breast milk is the best nutrition a mother can offer their baby. For babies which can be breastfed, there are numerous health benefits, both physiological and mental. Benefits to Mum:Continue reading “Breast is best for mum and baby”

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”

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?”