The push for more Indigenous midwives

Indigenous and maternal and child mortality is a serious problem in Australia, especially when compared to the non-Indigenous population.

It’s caused by a combination of factors—poor health, lack of education, and limited access to resources all come into to play.

One thing that can help overcome this disadvantage is an Indigenous midwife. This week, we explore why Indigenous midwives are crucial in helping Indigenous mums and bubs.


Anne – Kamilaroi woman now based in Sydney

Joanne Gray- Associate Dean in the Faculty of Health

Rachel Smith- Course Co-ordinator, Bachelor of Primary Healthcare

Leona McGrath- Senior Advisor for the NSW Aboriginal Nursing and Midwifery Strategy, Indigenous midwife & Co-chair Rodanthe Lipsett Trust

Image: Diba Tillery on Flickr.

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