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  • Re: big changes in Australia

    Aha! Thanks for explaining that Megan. My apologies for the misunderstanding.  I hope you are able to get guidelines that truly reflect good practice standards.   Joy
    Posted to International Midwifery (Forum) by Joy Johnston on 05-27-2009
  • Re: big changes in Australia

    [quote user="Meg the midwife"]  We've just had the joint referral policy for the ANZCOG and it makes scary reading!!  The bit about not supporting home birth or birth in primary units and the cnstant referrals to hospital midwives, with no mention made of independent/self employed midwives...  I somehow expected it ...
    Posted to International Midwifery (Forum) by Joy Johnston on 05-26-2009
  • big changes in Australia

    G'day! I haven't visited this forum for a while - have been busy 'on the job'.  Midwifery Today readers will be aware of the severe restrictions that women who want homebirth or midwife led care face in Australia, with funding monopolies supporting medical care. A couple of weeks ago the Australian government announced ...
    Posted to International Midwifery (Forum) by Joy Johnston on 05-22-2009
  • Re: Australia

    [quote user="Jenni"] Joy, Do you know if direct-entry/non-nurse midwives trained in the US can become registered midwives in Australia? Does one need a Bachelor's degree in Midwifery? [/quote] HI Jenni I'm not sure of the detail, but there are overseas educated direct entry midwives working in Australia.  At present ...
    Posted to International Midwifery (Forum) by Joy Johnston on 02-25-2009
  • Re: I need Information

    Hi JLangley I would like to encourage you to plan a physiologically normal birth, and only accept surgery if there is a valid reason at the time.  The main issue to check prior to making that decision is that the baby's placenta is clear of the scars in your womb's lower segment. It sounds to me as though you have a very good chance ...
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by Joy Johnston on 02-23-2009
  • Re: oven sterilization Q

    Hi I have found this discussion interesting.  My sterilisaton practice for the past 15or so years has been to wash the instruments well, boil them for at least 10 minutes, wrap in clean cotton cloth then cook in the oven (150C) for at least 1 hour.  Put in a paper bag afterwards.  My basic instruments are cord scissors, metal cord ...
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by Joy Johnston on 02-21-2009
  • Re: Australia

    Hi Jenni there is no legal lay midwifery in any state or territory in Australia.  Even the doulas who attend births without a midwife present could be charged with 'holding out' (as midwives).
    Posted to International Midwifery (Forum) by Joy Johnston on 02-21-2009
  • Re: Australia

    G'day all. I have just found this forum, and as I am new to forums please be patient if I don't do it right. I am an independent midwife in Melbourne.  My practice is mainly homebirth, with some teaching, and a lot of writing on the side.  I was a leader in Maternity Coalition for many years, and now I am working with a great ...
    Posted to International Midwifery (Forum) by Joy Johnston on 02-20-2009
  • Re: Australia

    ???? Where did that interesting piece of information (about the birth of Jesus) come from majikfaerie?  I think there is a lot of evidence that midwives have attended women in Hebrew cultures throughout recorded history.  If unassisted means that the mother gave birth spontaneously without medication &c, then that's probably ...
    Posted to International Midwifery (Forum) by Joy Johnston on 02-20-2009
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