The Ins and Outs of Private Practice: Online Live Panel

2:00pm Thursday, 21 January 2021
3:00pm Thursday, 21 January 2021
Webinar will run online
ACM Office
Online, Australian Capital Territory 2601

The Ins and Outs of Private Practice

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Melanie Jackson

Melanie Jackson is a private midwife who has been attending homebirths for 12 years. In addition to this, since completing her PhD ‘Birthing outside the system’ in 2014 Melanie has worked as a midwifery researcher at Western Sydney University as research assistant to professor Hannah Dahlen. Melanie is a published author and contributed to the recently released book ‘Birthing outside the system: canary in the coalmine’ as well as having her work published in peer reviewed journals. Melanie also facilitates an online learning platform called ‘Transformative birth work’ and has recently launched an online mentorship program for midwives seeking to transition into Private Practice. Melanie is also invested in the promotion of evidence based midwifery and expresses this through her YouTube channel and social media presence @melaniethemidwife. To learn more about Melanie’s midwifery work have a look at and for her online education platform for her contributions to the promotion of evidence based care you can find her on Instagram and facebook @melaniethemidwife and on youtube at ‘Melanie the Midwife’.

Norafiah Lever

Norafiah has been a midwife for 6 years and began her career working in a tertiary setting. Norafiah became a privately practising midwife three and a half years ago, she is also an Endorsed Midwife. Currently, Norafiah runs The Art of Birth and provides antenatal and postnatal care at a GP practice as well as offering home birth a labour support services.  

Teresa Walsh

Teresa became a midwife in Queensland in 1986 and ACM member in the 1990’s. Teresa has been an ACM National Director since 2017 and works as a volunteer representing midwives on advisory groups related to education and curriculum development, homebirth position statements, clinical practice guidelines, perinatal mortality and rural maternity services. Teresa is privileged to work with a small group of passionate midwives in private continuity practice and mentors graduate midwives and students. Every day Teresa hears amazing transformations made possible when midwives partner with women in holistic relationship-based collaborative maternity care.

Sue MacFarlan

Sue worked for many years in all areas of midwifery before settling into a team midwifery model of care in the hospital Birth Centre, until a few Midwifery Group Practice continuity of care contracts led to complete the Flinders University Graduate Certificate in Midwifery and become an Endorsed Midwife in 2014. In 2015 Sue commenced private practice with her business, Adelaide Midwives, and gained visiting rights for birth services at Lyell McEwin Hospital soon after. This year Sue was very excited to be nominated for the SA Health Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Award for Excellence in Midwifery. Sue is proud to offer a unique blend of expertise and client-centred care for women in all stages of pregnancy, through birth and up to 6 weeks post-birth.

Date & Time: Thursday 21st January, 2:00pm AEDT. 

14:00 in ACT, NSW, VIC, TAS  |  13:30 in SA
13:00 in QLD  |  12:30 in NT  |  11:00 in WA


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