Sam Gaffney.Sage Midwifery, ABN: 71 588 489 093

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I have extensive midwifery experience, working in the NHS and as a private midwife in England, prior to making the move to Australia.
I have worked in a variety of settings providing antenatal care, labour and birth. As well as postnatal care in the home, hospitals, in small community clinics and in a standalone birth centre. 

As a student nurse, I spent 3 months with a Community Midwife in the seaside town of Scarborough in North Yorkshire, England. This was my inspiration to become a midwife. I loved the relationship that built between the community midwife and women in her care.

As a student midwife, I attended my first home birth and was in awe with how the story unfolded at home, such a normal, special and privileged time in a woman’s life, I was honoured to be a part of her journey. I’m passionate about continuing to provide a gold standard of care, in a calm quiet & enabling atmosphere.

Becoming a Private Practice Midwife in Australia is a culmination of a passion to work in partnership with women & their families. My aim is to empower & support you in your journey through pregnancy, childbirth & becoming Parents,  to help guide you to step into your power as a Woman and a Mother.

Registered Midwife
Medicare provider no: 5875321W  
AHPRA reg: 
Sam Gaffney Midwife

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1989         Registered Nurse, Childrens ENT Ward, Hull Royal Infirmary

1991 – 1993    Registered Midwife, Scarborough Hospital, North Yorkshire, UK

1993 – 2003    Registered Midwife, Hull Maternity Hospital. Antenatal Clinic, Birth Suite, Postnatal Ward, Community Midwife, Homebirths

2003 – 2011    Jubilee Birth Centre, Cottingham, East Yorkshire. Lots of waterbirths!

2008 – 2011    Independent Midwife in UK, providing Homebirths

2011 – 2020    Casey Hospital Berwick. Birth suite, postnatal ward and postnatal home visits. I was a Caseload Midwife from 2013 providing continuity of care and public funded homebirths.

2020 - Medicare eligible Midwife 




1985 – 1989:    Registered General Nurse Training, Scarborough General Hospital, North Yorkshire UK


1989 – 1991:    Registered Midwife Training, Hull School of Midwifery, Hull Maternity Hospital, Hull,                                Humberside UK

2003:                    BSc Hons Midwifery Practice, Hull University, UK


2017:                    Prescribing & Diagnostics for Midwives. Griffith University, QLD, Australia

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.