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SA Branch News

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The latest news from the South Australian branch of ACM.

Yoga Poses Deconstructed: the wide-legged standing forward fold

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Welcome back to the yoga blog for Midwives!

Seeking Expressions of Interest from Midwifery Student Members

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EOI for Student Subcommittee for the 2020 ACM National Conference

ACM - Domestic Violence Position Statement

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The Australian College of Midwives (ACM) is pleased to release its Domestic Violence position statement, and the associated background paper.

Paid roles for Subject Matter Experts and E-learning content reviewers of ACM eLearning Courses

Griffith University 'Batchelor of Midwifery Program' is celebrating its 10 year Anniversary with a special Gala Dinner and Dance at Rydges Hotel, Southbank on the 18th of October 2019. 

GUEST SPEAKER: Australian actress and creator of 'Birth Time', Zoe Naylor.
 

Planned homebirth as safe as hospital birth, study finds

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[The study] looked at the outcomes of around half a million women planning a homebirth with a midwife. The sheer size of this sample allows the results to be generalised over a large population... This is important as previous research has combined the outcomes of women having a planned homebirth with a trained professional, with those who had an unplanned homebirth and those who freebirthed (birthed at home without medical or midwifery support)." Hilary Rorison (Midwifery Advisor, Australian College of Midwives)

 

ACM Releases New Position Statement on Immunisation

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ACM Releases New Position Statement on Immunisation

MEAC Meeting Record – 13th August 2019

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The Midwifery Education Advisory Committee comprises of a passionate group of individuals who represent midwifery from students of midwifery to midwives working in practice across a variety of settings (university, policy, clinical etc.).  Those engaged in MEAC have a great interest in the education of midwives or aspiring midwives.

Changes to antenatal pertussis (whooping cough) vaccination recommendations

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The National Health and Medical Research Council has provided updated recommendations on the range of timing of pertussis vaccination for pregnant women, which has been expanded from 28-32 weeks to 20-32 weeks gestation. These recent changes are expected to benefit pregnant women at risk of pre-term delivery by increasing their opportunities to receive the vaccine.