Midwives Australia believe in educating Mothers and mothers-to-be so that they make informed choices about all aspects of their natal care. Your midwife will recommend lots of books, DVD’s and websites to you. Your midwife will also be available to support you and your family through pregnancy, birth and the post birth transition.
While we primarily offer support to midwives, we are also available to help you where we can.
Here is some of the fantastic information and resource available to Australian women today:
Midwifery Maternity Provider Organisation Australia (MMPOA)
Maternity Choices Australia information Sheets
New Zealand College of Midwives section for women
Midwives Information and Resource Service (UK based organisation) has a large array of information for midwives to provide women. Most need to be purchased.
National Health and Medical Research Council
The Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists produce a number of information leaflets. Midwives may use these leaflets to provide evidence of a balanced dissemination of information to women.
The Cochrane Library
The Cochrane Library provides analysis of randomised control trials which may assist midwives and women to make choices about elements of their care.
Homebirth Australia is the peak consumer group representing and providing information for women who choose to have a baby at home.
A UK based website providing information for women.
A US based website providing information for women and midwives.
Capers Bookstore is an online bookstore forming a large resource for women, families, and midwives. Capers also conduct events, workshops and conferences for midwives and women.