Health Sciences

International Midwives' Day

Read inspirational quotes from Midwifery graduates from ACU as a tribute to midwives everywhere!

Emma Shipton

Emma Shipton
Bachelor of Midwifery 2011

I love being a midwife because I love working with women. The satisfaction that comes from building relationships with women, and supporting them through their joy or sorrow is indescribable.

Midwifery to me is more than a job, it's a calling.

Helen Barrington

Helen Barrington
Bachelor of Midwifery 2005

I just love working with women and families. I particularly love Childbirth Education and working with pregnant women and preparing them for birth and parenting. It’s just so rewarding. For many of the people I work with, I become part of the family - it’s just so lovely.

Joy Gemmell Smith

Joy Gemmell Smith
Bachelor of Midwifery 2013

Happy International Midwives Day to all the incredible midwives out there! Our job is so unique in that we are welcomed into the most sacred moments of the human experience.

We have the most amazing job in the world!

Kate Gleeson

Kate Gleeson
Bachelor of Midwifery 2015

Midwifery offers an amazing and rewarding career, supporting and advocating for women and their families through some of life’s greatest yet most challenging and vulnerable moments. My goal is for every mother to leave my care having had a positive experience and feeling as confident and prepared as possible for the incredible journey of motherhood.

Katrina Hosking

Katrina Hosking
Bachelor of Midwifery 2012

I love being a midwife. I love sharing that emotional journey with the women and their families, sharing tears of joy and sometimes sadness as well as helping to educate and prepare them for the arrival of their beautiful baby.

Laura Beimers

Laura Beimers
Bachelor of Midwifery 2009

I love being a midwife because I see the benefit to women having a known care provider in pregnancy - they feel empowered, listened to and supported in their journey to motherhood.

Laura Wilkinson

Laura Wilkinson
Bachelor of Midwifery 2015

I love being a midwife because I love being a part of the journey families go on when they welcome a tiny human into their lives. The transition from woman to mother, and from couple to family never fails to amaze me and I love being able to help them become confident in their new roles.

Lauren Adshead

Lauren Adshead
Bachelor of Midwifery 2014

Being a midwife is such an incredibly rewarding, challenging and beautiful career. There is nothing more fulfilling than watching women become mothers, couples become parents and welcoming beautiful babies into the world.

Stephanie Cassar

Stephanie Cassar
Bachelor of Midwifery 2012

I love working in partnership and empowering women to achieve outcomes they thought impossible.

Tanya Fenwick

Tanya Fenwick
Bachelor of Midwifery 2013

I love what I do. Watching and assisting parents in those early days of parenthood is such an honour. No job is quite like it.

Tessa Clark

Tessa Clark
Bachelor of Midwifery 2014

I love my job because I have the honour of supporting vulnerable young women, refugees and Indigenous women to be empowered through their birth experience. I advocate for women who have no voice to be able to have the birth that meets their needs and desires.