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2/05/2022

CEO Announcement Helen White

The Australian College of Midwives (ACM) is delighted to welcome new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Helen White.

CEO Announcement Helen White

6/04/2022

Ukrainian Council of Nurses and Midwives

The Australian College of Midwives (ACM) joins the worldwide condemnation of the ongoing invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces and offers our heartfelt support to midwives supporting women and families through horrific circumstances.

Ukrainian Council of Nurses and Midwives

24/01/2022

Labouring alone: birth companions denied access outside of ‘active labour’ regardless of COVID-19 st

ACM advocates for women to have their companion of choice present through pregnancy, labour and birth.

Labouring alone: birth companions denied access outside of ‘active labour’ regardless of COVID-19 st

13/01/2022

Get vaccinated or boosted now

RANZCOG and ACM urge pregnant women to ensure their COVID-19 vaccination is up to date.

Get vaccinated or boosted now

7/09/2021

Recommendations for New Mothers with COVID-19

Early skin to skin contact, delayed cord clamping, rooming in with well, healthy term babies and breastfeeding are still recommended for new mothers with COVID-19 infection.

Recommendations for New Mothers with COVID-19

9/07/2021

Insurance Exemption for Homebirth Extended to 2023

ACM supports the Commonwealth’s decision to extend the current insurance exemption for privately practising midwives offering homebirth care for an additional two years to 2023.

Insurance Exemption for Homebirth Extended to 2023

2/07/2021

Labour Paying Off: The Birth of Midwifery Research Codes

ACM is delighted with the recent change to the Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC)

Labour Paying Off: The Birth of Midwifery Research Codes

5/05/2021

International Day of the Midwife

May 5 is International Day of the Midwife. ACM celebrates midwives for all they do each and everyday.

International Day of the Midwife

9/03/2021

CEO Resignation

The Australian College of Midwives (ACM) announces the resignation of the CEO, Mr Luke Williamson.

CEO Resignation

4/03/2021

Midwives and Doctors Praise PNG Efforts, Urge an Acceleration in Australia’s Response

Australian midwives and doctors have urged acceleration of efforts to help Papua New Guinea as the country faces a growing COVID crisis.

Midwives and Doctors Praise PNG Efforts, Urge an Acceleration in Australia’s Response

12/08/2020

Hospitals Suspended the Use of Water for Labour and Birth

Women denied access to showers and water immersion at some maternity hospitals due to unsubstantiated risk of COVID-19 transmission

Hospitals Suspended the Use of Water for Labour and Birth

6/07/2020

Womens experiences of maternity care at the height of the COVID 19 pandemic

Uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 has been challenging for everyone, but as Australia began to shut down and social distancing became the new norm.

Womens experiences of maternity care at the height of the COVID 19 pandemic

4/05/2020

Mothers and Families Show Thanks For Gold Standard Maternity Care

May 5 is the International Day of the Midwife and in this, the International Year of the Midwife and the Nurse

Mothers and Families Show Thanks For Gold Standard Maternity Care

31/03/2020

Woman Should Have Access to a Known Birth Partner in Labour

In response to the current health crisis, the related health advice and recommendations for social distancing Australian College of Midwives (ACM)

Woman Should Have Access to a Known Birth Partner in Labour

26/07/2019

ACM Celebrates Outstanding Midwives

Winners of the ACM Annual Awards had their honours bestowed upon them at The Arts Centre Melbourne on Friday night. It was an exciting night of celebration with finalists recognised for their exceptional contribution to midwifery and to mothers a

ACM Celebrates Outstanding Midwives

2/07/2019

Another call for increased access to midwifery continuity of care models

The Australian Preterm Birth Prevention Alliance (APTBPA) released a statement on Friday regarding the considerable body of evidence that shows a reduction in preterm birth for women who experience continuity of care from a known midwife.

Another call for increased access to midwifery continuity of care models

28/06/2019

Statement from the Australian Preterm Birth Prevention Alliance: Midwifery Continuity of Care

The Australian Preterm Birth Prevention Alliance recommends midwifery continuity of care as a key strategy to prevent preterm birth in Australia.

Statement from the Australian Preterm Birth Prevention Alliance: Midwifery Continuity of Care

14/06/2019

Champion of midwifery and women’s rights retires

ACM CEO Ann Kinnear retires after a sterling career in midwifery, championing and leading across management, regulation and governance as well as shaping Australian health policies.

Champion of midwifery and women’s rights retires

14/06/2019

ACM announces new CEO Luke Williamson

The Board of the Australian College of Midwives (ACM) is delighted to announce that Luke Williamson has been appointed as our new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

ACM announces new CEO Luke Williamson

10/05/2019

Cairns Public Hospital supports B. Mid Students

Cairns public hospital has recommitted to supporting Bachelor of Midwifery students in Cairns from Charles Darwin University by providing opportunities for clinical placements

Cairns Public Hospital supports B. Mid Students