A selection of websites and online resources around the history of midwifery and childbirth (not exclusively Australian)

Heritage & Archive Collections

A selection of historic archives & artefact collections around midwifery, obstetrics & gynaecology, childbirth, contraception and other related topics.

Historic texts

A selection of classic midwifery, obstetrics & gynaecology textbooks, some with links to fully digitised copies

Midwifery records

A selection of historic midwifery, records and documents, some with links to fully digitised copies

The Midwife’s Tale: Oral history

A unique and colourful series of oral history recordings and transcripts, collected in the UK in the 1980’s & 1990’s by Nicky Leap & Billie Hunter

Genealogy & ‘doing’ history

Links for genealogy resources to find midwives & nurses in the archives and your family history