Supporting Midwives

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Midwives Australia provides midwives in private practice and continuity of care with support, advocacy and guidance. We recognise the gap in support for midwives working in continuity of care and have a goal to fill many aspects that are lacking in other organisations. Many aspects of the work of a midwife working in continuity of care, particularly in private practice are unique, and we believe that those who have practised in this way are the best placed to support others working in this way.

Midwives Australia has worked with many midwives pioneering their practices, in locations across Australia, to provide midwifery continuity of care to every woman. We are actively working to promote the place of midwives in Australian society and community.

The organisation is supported by consumers and is enhanced by educators, marketers, administrators and accountants who all assist midwives in generating successful practices and pivotal roles in their community.



Midwives wanting to work in Private Practice must first meet criteria set by the Nursing and Midwife Board of Australia as a Midwife Endorsed for scheduled medicines: 5000 hours of

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To access a Medicare provider number midwives either need a notation as an eligible midwife or an endorsement for scheduled medicines. Midwives with approval for scheduled medicine may also prescribe medication (dependent on State and Territory legislation).

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