Emma Ryder.ABN 90 330 758 18

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Midwife and Mother of 2 Children Max and Lotus.


I consider my role as a Midwife to be a great honour and I endeavour to form trusting, respectful and reciprocal relationships with the women I share the journey of childbirth with.  My Midwifery relationship with a woman comes from an equal sharing of insights and knowledge and follows a path of negotiation and bonding. As a Midwife, I uphold the fundamental rights of women to birth their babies in a safe environment of their choosing with woman-centred evidence-based appropriate care by a qualified and registered Midwife and a multi-disciplinary team when required.  

My role as a Midwife is to work with women offering insightful education and options, in a respectful manner allowing the woman to make her own self-determined choices and decisions resulting in the best outcome for herself and her baby.   

I provide woman-centred care promoting normal physiological birth, in conjunction with being acutely aware of the need to identify any problems or complications of mother/baby.  I am able to identify any urgent/emergency situations providing appropriate collaborative care and timely referrals with the multidisciplinary healthcare team when out of my scope of practice.  

Registered Nurse & Midwife
Medicare provider no: 5048901L 
AHPRA reg: NMW0001767936



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  • 2012 - 2014 ~ Coffs Harbour Base Hospital.  Midwife rotating in the areas of antenatal, birth and postnatal care.

  • 2014 – 2016 ~ Western Health Sunshine Hospital. Midwife rotating in the areas of antenatal, birth and postnatal care and 7 months as a caseload midwife with the publicly funded homebirth program.

  • March - October 2016  ~ MAMA Services in Kensington. Privately practising Midwife  

  • April 2016 ongoing. Royal Women's Hospital, The Mercy Hospital and Sunshine Hospital. Shared care affiliate offering antenatal and postnatal care.

  • July 2016 ongoing - Melbourne Midwifery Collective - Self employed privately practicing midwife offering pregnancy, labour and post birth care to women and their babies up to 6 weeks.


2011 – 2012  Bachelor of Midwifery @ Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia


2008 – 2010  Bachelor of Nursing @ Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW.


1988 – 1992 BA(Honours) Drama/English with Qualified Teachers Status @ The University of Warwick, Coventry, Warwickshire, England. 


1983 – 1987 Princess Helena College, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, UK.

Clare :       0416 130 291           Emma :    0488 962 231 Louise:     0409 594 676           Helen:      0421 108 056 Erin:         0404 996 815           Amanda:  0433 546 775

Cindy:       0439 397 018          Sam:         0451 458 862 

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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.