Sam Gaffney.Sage Midwifery, ABN: 71 588 489 093.
Profile & Philosophy
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.
Medicare provider no: 5875321W
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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