In the ACT we have always celebrated IDM as a special occasion to draw awareness to the important work midwives do locally and internationally. We take this opportunity to reflect on our achievements and think about how best to meet the challenges in the coming year. Marking this annual event by listening to and being challenged and inspired by “one of our own” is particularly appropriate.
They are so good we thought we had better collect them in written word and publish them to share. It is so gratifying to introduce these wise women of ACT midwifery to you in this collection. Each midwife brings her unique knowledge and vast experience to her oration. The orations are perceptive, diverse, discerning, stimulating and scholarly.
Enjoy their collective midwifery wisdom, passion, humour and above all, their vision for and commitment to supporting midwives in their efforts to improve the space for childbearing women and their young families.