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Guest Speaker2018-07-07T03:12:05+00:00

Jane’s passion, experience and positive outlook make her a popular midwifery guest speaker. Jane has spoken at in-service days, conferences and seminars for expectant parents and health professionals in Australia. Presentations can be tailor-made for any audience. To invite Jane to be a guest speaker, please email Jane at jane@pregnancy.com.au.

Midwifery Guest Speaker – 2018 Appearances

Active Birth Workshop (for health professionals)

Seminar offered through Birth International.

One of the greatest pleasures for midwives is being able to assist a woman through a normal, physiological birth. To help a woman in this way requires skill, patience and, therefore, trust in the natural birth process. Indeed, midwives recognise the inherent dangers in tampering with normal physiology. However, we live in a society where women have little trust that their bodies are capable of giving birth safely. Many women in our society also fear pain in labour. Women are demanding epidurals, elective caesareans and inductions because they believe these are safe for themselves and their babies. This means that midwives, caught up in the politics of maternity care, often feel powerless to change this situation. Yet there is much they can do.

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Date Time Venue
Monday-Tuesday: 23rd to 24th April 2018 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Blacktown Hospital, Sydney
Thursday-Friday: 15th to 16th November 2018 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Melbourne
Monday-Tuesday: 19th to 20th November 2018 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Adelaide
Monday-Tuesday: 26th to 27th November 2018 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Sydney
Thursday-Friday: 29th to 30th November 2018 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Brisbane

Your Own Private Midwifery Practice: Getting It Right

Seminar offered through Birth International.

The Medicare arrangements offer midwives the exciting prospect of setting up their own private midwifery practice. This program will walk you through the process of establishing your business. It will help you with deciding on a model of care, managing clients, practice needs, equipment, marketing and developing collaborative arrangements.

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Date Time Venue
Wednesday 14th November 2018 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Melbourne
Wednesday 21st November 2018 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Adelaide
Friday 23rd November 2018 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Sydney
Wednesday 28th November 2018 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Brisbane

How Birth Practices Affect Breastfeeding

LCANZ Breastfeeding 2018 Conference

Dates of Conference: 5th to 6th October 2018
Venue of Conference: Stamford Grand Adelaide, SA
Abstract: What happens at the time of birth has a profound impact on the success of breastfeeding. Intervention rates in labour are climbing. High intervention rates such as induction of labour, pain relief in labour, instrumental birth, caesarean birth and separation of mother and baby immediately following birth disrupts breastfeeding initiation and long term success. Indeed, supporting women giving birth with minimal intervention helps facilitate successful breastfeeding. While birthing practices are only one piece of the puzzle to help raise breastfeeding rates, the impact of labour and birth interventions are often ignored.