Amanda Schmidt 

Embracing Birth South Gippsland. ABN: 99 252 248 806

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My midwife journey has lead me to discover that being a midwife is so much more than simply attending birth.  As a midwifery student I had the privilege to learn from other passionate midwives the power of an ‘undisturbed birth’ and sharing of birthing knowledge to better support women. 

 

The wisdom of my ‘birth sisters’ has enabled me to pave the way for the birth of my 2 boys, Oliver and Jamieson.  Oliver was born in a Melbourne ‘family birth centre’ and Jamieson was born at home in the UK. 

 

Both choices allowed me to rest in the knowledge that my caregivers and chosen place of birth would allow me to reach my full birthing potential.  My own birth experiences have instilled in me a deep need to ensure that women into the future are able make similar empowered birth choices.

My heart’s desire is to journey alongside women, encouraging them to be active participants in their pregnancy and birthing choices; connecting women with their inner strength to birth well.

 

No matter what the outcome, I strive to provide supportive and evidence-based care so that women and their families can arise from their childbearing experience feeling, strong, empowered and proud of the choices they have made.

I have learnt as a midwife that to truly be ‘with woman’ I must stand strong and courageous is the face of birth, ensuring that birth is infused with care, knowledge and strength rather than fear.

 

I provide homebirth and hospital support for women in the outer southern suburbs of Melbourne, South Gippsland and Mornington Peninsula.  I am also a qualified lactation consultant and able to provide post-birth and breastfeeding support.

Registered Midwife
AHPRA reg: NMW0001039072
Medicare Provider no: 5050994H
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Work

experience
 

August 2017 – present: Midwife – South Gippsland Health, Foster
2008 - present: Privately Practicing Midwife, Embracing Birth South Gippsland 
October 2005 – May 2017:  Team Midwife/ ANUM Bass Coast Health - childbirth education, pregnancy, birth and post-birth care – Wonthaggi
October 2004 - June 2005: Midwife - Birth Suite, homebirth & post-natal care, Warwick Hospital, UK
March 2002 – June 2002: Clinical Nurse Specialist, The Angliss Family Birth Centre, Upper Ferntree Gully, Victoria
June 1996 - May 1998: Midwife – Birth Suite - Mercy Hospital for Women, Heidelberg, Victoria 
March 1996 - June 1996: Midwife  at The Angliss Hospital – Upper Ferntree Gully, Victoria
Education
2014 - 2015: Graduate Certificate in Midwifery (Midwifery prescribing course) Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia 
 
2002: Australasian Lactation Course
2002: Successful completion of International Board of Lactation Consultants Exam   
 
1995: Graduate Diploma in Midwifery, Latrobe University, Heidelberg, Victoria 

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Emma :    0488 962 231

Louise:     0409 594 676

Helen:      0421 108 056

Juliana:    0419 253 778

Jo:             0410 205 259

Erin:         0404 996 815 

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Please note we do not have professional indemity insurance (PII) for labour & birth. Midwives have a regulatory requirement to have PII but are unable to obtain the product due to a world wide shortage of  PII for midwives. Therefore midwives in private practice have been provided with an exemption for homebirth until December 2021.

The midwives working within the Collective have  PII for antenatal and postnatal care with MIGA.