To meet the changing needs of our society and improve care for all Australian women, midwives across Australia are establishing new and innovative models of midwifery care, moving into private practice, lobbying for and establishing publicly funded homebirth programs, and researching to provide the evidence to support future maternity care practices. In the future we will look back on these programs, and the midwives involved, as playing an important role in our profession’s future history.
Here we present some highlights of innovative and pioneering practice in Australia today. We welcome any of our profiled groups to contact us to collaborate on how their program is described or depicted, and how to best tell their unique midwifery story.
We also welcome new stories. Are you involved in an innovative midwifery program? We’d love to feature it! Contact us here.