Before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic the Council of Deans Nursing and Midwifery (CDNM) planned to run a symposium in Queensland as a celebration of Nursing and Midwifery, and as an opportunity to review and plan for future workforce requirements for the two professions. ACM was invited to attend and was offered two complimentary tickets.
The Australian College of Midwives (ACM) has assessed the current evidence in relation to the safety of access to water immersion during labour and birth. Having reviewed the available evidence, it is ACM’s position that the current evidence does not support discontinuing the use of water in labour or of water immersion. This is especially true if the laboring woman is not suspected or confirmed as having contracted COVID-19.