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Optimising Maternal Wellbeing Conference 2020


HealthTimes and the Victorian branch of the Australian College of Midwives are proud to present this annual "must attend" event for all midwives wanting to enhance their knowledge and skills to facilitate optimal maternal health, wellbeing and outcomes of pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period for all women.


  • Date: Monday, February 24th 2020 
  • Time: 9am-5pm (registration starts at 8:30am)
  • Venue: Rydges Melbourne (Exhibition St, CBD)
  • Standard price: $299
    • ACM Member price: $199
    • ACM student price: $180
  • Tickets strictly limited
  • Morning/afternoon tea and lunch provided
  • Australian College of Midwives CPD Recognised Activity - 5.75 CPD Hours

In recognition of the World Health Organisation 'International Year of the Nurse and Midwife', the Optimising Maternal Wellbeing conference focuses on the important role of the midwife in working with women to enable them to make informed decisions, improve their experience of childbirth and optimise individualised care in the postpartum period.

Madeline Hawke (Nurse/Midwife)
Subversive Acts of Everyday Midwifery
Catherine Bell (Doula)
Rethinking Birth Plans – Facilitating Communication and Informed Decision Making
Ginny Phang-Davey (Birth & Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator and Student Midwife)
Optimal Maternal Positioning
Elizabeth Newnham (Clinical & Academic Midwife)
Towards Humanising Birth: How Decisions on Pain Relief are Made
Hazel Keedle (Lecturer of Midwifery & PhD Candidate)
Optimising VBAC
Rhea Dempsey (Childbirth Educator, Speaker, Counsellor, Author and Doula)
Birth Debriefing: The How and Why at the Bedside


Rydges Melbourne
186 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000

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