The highs and lows of being a Rockingham midwife

Rockingham General Hospital midwife Clare Reynolds.
Rockingham General Hospital midwife Clare Reynolds.

ROCKINGHAM General Hospital will be celebrating International Day of the Midwife on Sunday, May 5.

Midwife Clare Reynolds has been a midwife for 34 years and has been part of the Rockingham team for seven years.

She has had the honour of welcoming hundreds of local babies into the world.

“I have helped deliver a baby and the expectant mother was a baby I had weighed when she was born,” she said.

Ms Reynolds said being a midwife had a lot of highs and the occasional low.

Babies born at Rockingham hospital

“We get to share the joy, being part of the family and sharing the birthing experience,” Ms Reynolds said.

She said midwives were part of almost every aspect of the pregnancy, birth and post-natal care.

However, Ms Reynolds said her role could be very emotional because there was the occasional sad case.

The aim of International Day of the Midwife is to raise awareness about the status of midwives and the essential care they provide to mothers and their newborns.

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