Monday, March 29, 2010

Go Girl Australia

Cycling for midwives, women, normal birth and breastfeeding
Who is Go Girl Australia you might well ask..... it is someone that you may well know..... Marg Phelan - Midwife

Go Girl Australia
I met Marg in 2003 when she was the was very involved with the College of Midwives (ACM) at state and national level, including a two-year term as National President. "Marg sees pregnancy, labour and birth as a normal physiological process, and believes that for normal pregnancies, homebirth is a safe and enormously rewarding experience. She recently had the honour and privilege to be midwife for daughter-in-law Mei Mei and son Paul during the homebirth of their beautiful boy in December 2008".

Now working in the Darwin Homebirth Service, Marg is able to offer the model of care to which she believes all women are entitled.

Go Girl Australia is a not-for-profit venture that aims to promote continuity of care from a known midwife, normal birth and breastfeeding.

Follow Marg's journey..... see the map..... she will be in WA:
Darwin to Broome (April - June 2010)
Broome to Perth (23 July - 2 September 2010)
Broome to Kalgoorlie (August - mid September)

If you know midwives in these areas please forward them this link and let them know when Marg is there area so that we can celebrate her journey..... and help the cause. Go Girl Go

Want to sponsor the cause click here
Go Girl Australia is a self-funded, not-for-profit venture and its purpose is not to raise funds, but to raise awareness and improve education. There are many ways you can support us.
Join us on part of the ride
Make placards and signs to display as we pass through your town
Organise a get-together for women in your area - Marg will be happy to speak at your event
Sponsor us with donations of cash, fuel vouchers, cycling gear, bike parts, accommodation, food
Advertise Go Girl Australia through your business or community group

Can't wait to greet you in Perth Marg and safe journey......

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Midwifery: Diverse Care for a diverse Community

WA Branch of the Australian College of Midwives presents:

International Midwives Day - Midwifery Diverse Care for a diverse Community:

When: Saturday 1st May 2010

Time: 8.00 - 17.00

Where: The university club of Western Australia,
University of Western Australia, Hackett drive, Crawley Entrance No1,
car park 3

Come and celebrate, with your friends and colleagues, the work of midwives and the
profession of midwifery. Walk in the shoes of a rural midwife, gain some insight into the world of migrant women, obtain practical help with MidPLUS and hear the latest updates from the college. Finish the day and relax with some gentle
Tai Chi followed by sundowner (drinks & nibbles).

• Rural Midwifery - Arlene Manado
• Migrant Women: The Afghan Perspective - Susan Vessey &
Margaret Broadbent
• Having trouble getting started with MidPLUS ? Unsure about
Midwifery Practise Review? MidPLUS workshop -
Karen Kruit and Shelley Gower
• Midwifery Care in Tanzania - Janice Butt
• Meeting Diverse Needs: Women and Newborn Drug and
Alcohol Service - Sadie Geraghty
• Tai Chi - an introduction to the gentle exercise of mind and body
• Live Entertainment and Spot Prizes
• Johnson & Johnson WA Midwife of the Year Award

Please click this link for the application form

REGISTRATION 08.00 - 08.30 Registration includes refreshments & lunch
Sundowner 16.00 – 17.00 Free parking all day

27TH APRIL 2010
PAULINE MOORE 0407 421 191
To Register
(02) 6230 733 1300 360 480
ACM CPD points apply
*Program subject to change

see you there............for the celebrations

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Midwifery workshops......coming up

Birth International is conducting the following workshops....the workshop is being hosted by the With Woman Collective:

Come on book spaces

Effective Prenatal Education Workshop Dates

Monday May 31 to Friday June 4, 2010
9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. each day

Registration fee is $750.00. The workshop fee includes refreshments but not lunch (available at many locations nearby). Book display and copies of Andrea's books will be available during the workshop.

Workshop numbers are limited to 20 places, allocated as registrations are received. A pre-reading pack will be sent out to those registered, one month before the program begins. Registration for this program closes on May 4, 2010
To receive a registration form or for more information please contact Penny Hardy on 0406 102 203 0406 102 203 or at

Active Birth Workshop Dates

Thursday May 27 & Friday MAy 28, 2010

This workshop is being hosted by the With Woman Collective. To enrol in this workshop, please contact Penny Hardy on 0406 102 203 0406 102 203 or at

Saturday May 29 & Sunday May 30, 2010

This workshop is being hosted by the With Woman Collective. To enrol in this workshop, please contact Penny Hardy on 0406 102 203 0406 102 203 or at

More about Birth International here:

Cheers Pauline

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Come Join the Celebrations for IMD......Mark your Diaries WA Midwives

.............2010 International Midwives Day

Midwifery:Diverse Care For a Diverse Community
.............Rural and Migrant midwifery care
................MidPLUS workshop
.................Midwifery Practice Review

coming soon to UWA on Saturday May 1st 2010
.......Good food, Good Company, Great Day
.............details to follow soon


See you there The Education Committee