Cindy Coulson.The Birth Wife, ABN: 290 001 230 831

​       Profile  &           Philosophy
 

I feel blessed to be a part of such an amazing group of midwives who provide a holistic and empowering approach to continuity of care to a diverse cluster of women during their most precious time.

 

I was born in New Zealand, the land of midwifery autonomy and a world class continuity of care model available to all women.

 

I started my midwifery career later in life after making my own beautiful family. I had always wanted to be nurse since I was a little girl and follow in my grand-mother’s footsteps. I never knew what kind of nurse I wanted to be, until I was heavily pregnant with my first child. 

During my third trimester I experienced the holistic care of an independent midwife. I fell in love with the idea of being a midwife from that day forth. I wanted to share the respect and empowerment that I had received. A wealth of companionship and grace was bestowed onto me throughout my pregnancy and birth, I wanted other women to share in my experience.  

 

My midwifery journey started in 2012 at a more mature age than others, as a postgraduate midwife at Warragul Hospital in South Eastern Melbourne on the western edge of Gippsland, where I have continued with my career and have had the privilege of providing women with individualised care. 

 

After 6 years of hospital midwifery, I felt like something was missing, I was no longer happy just providing hospital care. The community called to me, a holistic midwifery approach to continuity of care was just what was needed.

 

I enrolled in Griffith University in 2017 and started my masters of primary maternity care, in which I was able to gain my prescribing rights and became registered as a medicare endorsed practising midwife. 

I believe the philosophy of ‘being with woman’ is fundamental to being a midwife, alongside empowering women to achieve the pregnancy and birth that they want. I am honoured to be welcomed to share the scared space of a women’s pregnancy and birth. 

I provide care on the outer suburbs of South Eastern Melbourne, within West Gippsland and surrounding areas, South Gippsland and through to the east of Gippsland.  

Registered Midwife
Medicare provider no:  5879251F 
AHPRA reg: NMW0001938623

2020 - Medicare eligible Midwife 

 

2015- current: Private Practice 2nd Midwife for homebirth

 

2014- current: West Gippsland Health Care Group

Registered midwife. Area of work: Birthing Suite, Postnatal ward, Domiciliary, Antenatal Assessment, Midwifery led antenatal care, Special care nursery, 

 

2012- 2014:    West Gippsland Health Care Group

Postgraduate Midwife. Area of work: Birthing Suite, Postnatal ward, Domiciliary, Antenatal Assessment. Midwifery led antenatal care, Special care nursery

Work

experience
 

Education

2019:    Prescribing for Midwives, Griffith University, Queensland

 

2017 - Current: Masters of Primary Maternity Care, Griffith University Queensland

 

2009 - 2012:     Bachelor of Nursing, Monash University Victoria

Danielle:  0455 489 691          Clare :       0416 130 291 

Emma :    0488 962 231           Louise:     0409 594 676

Helen:      0421 108 056           Juliana:     0419 253 778

Erin:         0404 996 815           Amanda:  0433 546 775

Dina:        0491 205 305           Cindy:       0439 397 018

© MMC 2016 
 

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.