Monday, August 26, 2013

Conference and AGM - come along and join in the fun.

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WA Branch Conference
The Power of Pain
Saturday 7 September 2013
City West Function Centre, Perth
8.30am - 5.30pm
Plus! Sundowner Drinks & Nibbles 4.30-5.30pm
The conference will include the following presentations:
  • The Language of Pain and The Use of Hypnosis in Pregnancy and Childbirth - Allan Cyna  DRCOG, DipClinHyp, FRCA, FANZCA, PhD, Senior Consultant Anaesthetist at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital 
  • Healing Wounded Mothers - Rhea Dempsey, Birth Practitioner and author of “Birthing with Confidence”
  • NLP – Emma Stewart, Sexologist
  • Sterile water Injections – Laura Smithwick, CMP Midwife
  • Refugee and Migrant Support CMWA, Marina Vaccaro
  • Webster Technique – Michael Blair, Chiropractor
  • Qi Gong – Susan Krachler, MGP Midwife

    See you all there.....

More news.... back to blogging:

I have to apologies for the lack of blogs.... once you are on the merry-go-round it is hard to stop and smell the roses or write your blogs... never the less back to blogging it is... so look forward to reading what is happening within the College and general pregnancy information and news stories...

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Post graduate programs for midwives

To be an  Eligible Midwife you require:

To be entitled to be identified as an eligible midwife, a midwife must be able to demonstrate, at a minimum, all the following:
(a) current general registration as a midwife in Australia with no restrictions on practice
(b) midwifery experience that constitutes the equivalent of three years’ full-time post initial registration as a midwife.
(c) current competence to provide pregnancy, labour, birth and postnatal care to women and their infants
(d) successful completion of an approved professional practice review program for midwives working across
the continuum of midwifery care
(e) 20 additional hours per year of continuing professional development relating to the continuum of
midwifery care
(f) formal undertaking to complete within 18 months of recognition as an eligible midwife, or the successful
completion of
(i) an accredited and approved program of study determined by the Board to develop midwives’ knowledge and skills in prescribing, or
(ii) a program that is substantially equivalent to such an approved program of study, as determined by the Board.
(see more detailed information Guidelines and Assessment Framework for Registration Standard for Eligible Midwives and Registration Standard for Endorsement for Scheduled Medicines for Eligible Midwives) NMBA.

Accredited and approved programs:
Flinders University Course name: Graduate Certificate in Midwifery Duration (full-time equivalent): 6 months  GradStart code:  2GC087 CRICOS code:  071427G

MIDW9010  Investigation and Diagnostics for Midwives  (9 units)

You will also be required to complete your Midwifery Practice Review (MPR) see the ACM website for further information.

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) have re-branded the "ANMC"  Codes - Competency Standards of the Registered Midwife - the Codes are now called The Nursing and Midwifery Board Competency Standards for the Registered Midwife.... please check out the webpage: The contents of the codes are all the same and will be reviewed in due course.

Caesarean Section Rates Perth WA

Here are some interesting stats... it is fascinating to note that most private hospitals have higher rates of cesareans sections - Pregnant women need to ask their private obstetricians to state what their cesareans section rate is at the hosp where they are going to birth. Remember that KEMH is a tertiary hospital meaning that more high risk women attend this hospital...therefore you would expect the cesarean section rate to be higher.....

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Good Birth and Continuity of Care

           ACM & PSANZ invites you to come along and join us for a very special  evening with Professor Lesley Page.  
            "Good Birth and Continuity of Care”

President Royal College of Midwives
United Kingdom
When:            Monday 19th November 2012
Where:           The University Club of Western Australia
                        Hackett Entrance # 1, Hackett Drive
Crawley, WA
Time:             6pm Refreshments
                        7pm Presentation
                        8pm Annual General Meeting
Cost:              $20.00                                                     

For tickets please contact Louise Keyes
9340 2222 pager 3526 or mobile 0408 096818 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            0408 096818      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Monday, November 12, 2012

ACM National Waterbirth Policy

Dear Members,

Please comment on the water birth immersion for labour and / or birth policy statement,..... this is your opportunity to have your say.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Social Media - what would you include in a guideline?

The National Boards will consult publicly on social media policy in coming monthsThe National Boards in the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (National Scheme) will release a consultation paper on a social media policy in October/November 2012.
A draft policy has been released for initial consultation to targeted stakeholders for initial feedback
When the formal public consultation process opens, the National Boards encourage feedback from registered health practitioners and members of the community on the draft social media policy.The National Boards will publish the public consultation document on their websites, and will encourage wider distribution to seek extensive feedback.Until then, visit the News section of the National Board websites (via for updates on past and current consultations, general communiqu├ęs from National Boards, media releases and more.
If you have any ideas of what you would like to see in a social media policy please contact the Professional Officer of the ACM Sarah Stewart with your or contact National ACM

Education Officer Rachel

Call for Abstracts Now

General Enquiries

Australian College of Midwives Conference Secretariat 
ICMS Australasia
GPO Box 3270
Sydney NSW 2001
Ph:             +61 2 9254 5000      
Fax: +61 2 9251 3552

Sponsorship & Exhibition Enquiries

Emma Bowyer
Director Sponsorship & Exhibition
ICMS Australasia
GPO Box 3270
Sydney NSW 2001
Ph:             +61 2 9254 5000      
Fax: +61 2 9251 3552

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Freedom for Birth

Make birth better,1000 premiere movie's at one time; Check out where the film is showing in your State /  Country; come along and see the movie, make a difference......

Also take 5 mins and review this website

Premiere screening of Freedom for Birth (Perth)
When: September 20th, 7pm
Cost:    $5.00 or donation
Where: Boulevard Centre, 99 The Boulevard (next to Floreat Forum shopping centre)
RSVP: To get an idea of numbers please RSVP on: or call 08 61960463 to guarantee a seat.