Skills

Listening to women and their families

Incorporating a woman's psychological, emotional, physical, cultural and physiological needs into their pregnancy, labour and birth plans.

Debriefing past experiences

Facilitation of safe & physiological childbirth processes

Childbirth Education

Health promotion

Optimal/delayed cord clamping

Breastfeeding information and support

Promoting optimal fetal positioning

Reducing primary abdominal surgical procedures

VBAC information and support

Research

Protecting the microbiome

Intravenous cannulation

Advanced neonatal and maternal resusitation

Suturing

Waterbirth practitioner

Lactation consultancy

Obstetric emergencies

 

Plebetomy- taking blood tests

Screening and diagnostic testing

Midwifery prescriptions

Provision of early childcare and parenting information

Navigating the maternity health care system

Advocacy and enabling informed decision making.

Utilising alternative health care modalities such as acupressure, aromatherapy, kinesiology, homeopathy and massage

Role of the placenta in recovery and recuperation.