Louise Noorbergen. ABN: 59 162 896 312

​       Profile  &           Philosophy

Registered Midwife and Mother of 3 children

In 1988, as a mother expecting her third child, I recognized the value of having a known midwife and chose to employ the services of an independent midwife and had a home birth.  The experience reinforced my intention to do midwifery training and to work toward working in a midwifery model of care.

I am a specialist in normal birth who views pregnancy, labour, birth and early parenting as a major life transition best facilitated by holistic sociological care that places the woman at the centre.   Placing the woman at the centre necessarily recognizes her significant others, her community and cultural context.  The birth of a child is a social event; the midwife’s role is to support the transition to parenthood physically, emotionally, spiritually and socially.  

Being a midwife is a privilege.


It is a privilege to partner with a woman and her family through pregnancy and labour and to witness the sacred moment of birth; to facilitate understanding as a couple identifies the changes in their relationship as they become parents; to recognize that pregnancy does not happen in a vacuum and that sometimes there are challenges.

Along with this privilege is the responsibility to ensure competency and currency of midwifery knowledge and practice.  This is best facilitated by reflective practice, peer review, client feedback and continuous professional development.

Registered Nurse & Midwife
Medicare provider no:  4314961L 
AHPRA reg: NMW0001013858



08/2012 - current    Caseload Midwife – in Victorian Public Hospital settings


10/2007 – 08/2012     Midwife Team Leader - Angliss Family Birth Centre. Upper Ferntree Gully, Victoria


10/2006 – 09/2007     Program Coordinator -Yayasan Bumi Sehat, Aceh, Indonesia       


10/2001 – 10/2006    Midwife Team Leader - Angliss Family Birth Centre. Upper Ferntree Gully, Victoria


2/2001 - 10/2001    Midwife -  Angliss  Family Birth Centre, Ferntree Gully, Vic.        

1996 -2001        Midwife - Mitcham Private Hospital - Mitcham, Victoria 


1992 - 1996        Midwife - Dandenong Hospital – Dandenong, Victoria


2012        Graduate Certificate in Midwifery (prescribing) - Flinders University, South Australia 

2012        HIV & Hepatitis C Test Advisor - Mercy Health Training Institute, Victoria  

2010        Cert IV in Training and Assessment Box Hill Institute – Box Hill, Victoria

2005 - 2011     Master of Public Health - Monash University – Prahran, Victoria


1996 - 2001    BA in Christian Counselling - Tabor College -  North Ringwood, Victoria


1990 - 1991    Midwifery Certificate - Monash Medical Centre, Clayton, Victoria


1983 - 1986    General Nurse Certificate - Repatriation General Hospital, Heidelberg, Victoria     

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 

© 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.