The care women and babies receive postnatally can have series and ongoing impacts on the well- being and quality of life of women and their families and it's rightly an area of specialty for many midwives.
Naomi Hull RN, IBCLC, MPH, Cert IV Breastfeeding Education
The Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) is Australia's peak breastfeeding information and support service. Breastfeeding is a practical, learned skill and ABA helps more than 80,000 mothers each year. ABA also provides up-to-date information and continuing education for thousands of health professionals working with mothers and babies.
Support for breastfeeding women: what does enabling support look like? - Associate Professor Elaine Burns
Elaine Burns is an Associate Professor of Midwifery and Director of Higher Degree Research and Honours, in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, at the Western Sydney University. Elaine is an experienced midwifery clinician, educator and researcher. Her research is focussed on breastfeeding, midwifery practice/education and the experience of maternity care.
Physical Postpartum Recovery - What does it need to look like? - Bernadette Lack
Bernadette is a midwife with a Master in Public Health (MPH), personal trainer, published author and previous pant wetter. She has worked in midwifery across Australia from remote Aboriginal Communities to big city hospitals to publicly funded homebirth. She spent a year volunteering as a midwifery educator in the Solomon Islands and teaches midwifery emergency courses in rural and remote areas around Australia. She was awarded the Sidney Sax award for best overall performance in her MPH. She is also the Founder and Creator of Core and Floor Restore.
Lifting the Lid on Bowel Continence in Labour and Postnatal Period - Dr Julie Tucker
Julie is an Advanced Nurse/Midwife working in many areas of women's health for over 30 years in South Australia and United Kingdom. Passionate about improving the health outcomes in her work and community, participating on state-wide health committees commencing way back in 90's, instrumental in developing postnatal domiciliary services in Gawler, SA., and other community health initiatives and recently including the SA Health Mesh support line. 14 years ago, Julie was privileged to work with several awesome health professionals who helped derive a deeper understanding and appreciation for pelvic floor function in women of reproductive age.
Newborn Behaviour - Assoc. Prof. Campbell Paul
Assoc. Prof. Campbell Paul is a Consultant Infant and Child Psychiatrist at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne and Honorary Principal Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Melbourne. He is President Elect of the World Association for Infant Mental Health. With colleagues at the University of Melbourne he has established and delivered postgraduate courses in Infant and Parent Mental Health since 1992. He has a special interest in the understanding of the inner world of the baby, particularly as it informs therapeutic work with infants and their parents. With colleagues he has developed psychotherapeutic models of working with troubled parents and infants. He has found the NBO (Newborn Behavioural Observations) to be a powerful intervention to enhance the early parent-infant relationship. He is a master trainer and Director of NBO Australia, the national NBO training program for professionals based at the Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne.