Margaret Peters

Margaret Peters was a leading midwife in Australia and internationally during the 1960’s and through to the 1990’s.

She was the inaugural president of the Australian College of Midwives, an ACM Board member for 12 years. Her roles have included being President of the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), and President of the Australian committee for UNICEF.

Margaret plays an important role as a member of the ACM Australian Midwifery History Project steering group.

You can read an interview with Margaret here, where she tells the story of how the College was formed.

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Dann, B. (2015). Margaret Peters: An ACM Legacy. Australian Midwifery News, 15(3), 57.

Some of Margaret’s publications include:

Peters, M. (2000). Safe Motherhood beyond the year 2000: a global perspective [adapted from a Keynote address given at the 25th Congress of the International Confederation of Midwives, Manila, The Phillipines 22–27, May 1999]. Midwifery, 16(1), 2-7. https://doi.org/10.1054/midw.1999.0192

(1999).  Safe Motherhood – A journey. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, 44(2), 145-150. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0091-2182(99)00024-5

(1997). Health politics, health economics. World Health, 9, 12-13.

(1995). Unity in diversity oration [presented at the Inaugural Investiture of Fellows of the Australian College of Midwives Sydney, 11 September, 1995]. Australian College of Midwives Incorporated Journal, 8(4), 8-16. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1031-170X(05)80049-2 

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(1995). Midwives and the achievement of safer motherhood. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 50, S89-S92.

(1993). Evaluation of competency in midwifery. Australian College of Midwives Incorporated Journal, 6(4), 8-12. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1031-170X(05)80136-9 

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(1991). Australian midwifery: Opportunities and challenges in the next decade. Australian College of Midwives Incorporated Journal, 4(3), 5-12. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1031-170X(05)80223-5 

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(1990). The Business of Childbirth [Conference Paper,  22nd ICM Congress, Kobe, Japan]. Australian College of Midwives Incorporated Journal 3(3), 9-11. 

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(1989). Safe motherhood:  A midwifery imperative [address presented at the International Confederation of Midwives, Western Pacific Region Conference 1989, Hong Kong]. Australian College of Midwives Incorporated Journal, 2(3), 6-11. 

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(1988). A Challenge for Midwives, the reduction of maternal mortality and morbidity rates throughout the world. Midwifery, 4(1), 3-8. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0266-6138(88)80051-2