Updated: Sep 16, 2021
A few months ago I made the decision to pursue becoming an Endorsed Midwife. You may be thinking - wait aren’t you already a Midwife? Indeed I am currently a Registered Midwife, but in order to support and care for women the way that I know is needed (and that I love!) I have decided to take this next step to become an Endorsed Midwife!
Becoming an Endorsed Midwife is a huge process. It involves 5000 hours of clinical practice as a midwife across the continuum of care, completing a midwifery portfolio, completion of a professional practice review program which I need to pass, creating a collaborative agreement with an obstetrician or GP, and completion of further postgraduate study. Last week I received confirmation that I have been accepted into the Screening, Diagnostics, Pharmacology and Prescribing for Midwives course through Griffith University next year 🙌 My goal is to have everything completed by May/June 2018 and ready to launch my private midwifery services!
So what does this mean for you? Well, as an Endorsed Midwife I am able to provide clinical midwifery care and education while supporting your wellbeing at the same time! 🎉 Woo hoo! This is what I am all about, and I am so excited to work with you all in this way! Plus, I will be able to offer MEDICARE REBATES! Just like when you see your GP or Obstetrician. Private health rebates will also be available. I am so excited!
Please note that I will absolutely continue to teach Hypnobirthing courses as I truly believe in this program and the difference that it can make to your birth experience - and will continue running monthly classes in 2018 at my new venue - details to be announced soon! You may notice a few changes on this page (including a new name!) but I promise to keep you all updated.
Thank you for supporting me on this journey - I am so excited for what is to come! I have a lot of work ahead of me but I am determined to make it happen and to make real change in the way that we ‘do’ pregnancy and postnatal care 😉
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