Midwives trade scrubs for bubs

Staff reporterSouth Western Times
Jackie Wells, Sophie McCreddon, Renae Binet, Tara Iley, Lukah Aris, Emma Stephens-Black, Catherine Hemsley, Chloe Ducas and Courtney Catalano.
Camera IconJackie Wells, Sophie McCreddon, Renae Binet, Tara Iley, Lukah Aris, Emma Stephens-Black, Catherine Hemsley, Chloe Ducas and Courtney Catalano. Credit: Supplied

They spend their days and nights delivering your babies, but now it is their time to shine.

A record number of midwives at Bunbury Hospital will soon be swapping their scrubs for bubs of their own.

Ten midwives at the hospital’s maternity ward are pregnant – truly mastering their field of expertise – with ladies from eight weeks to 38 weeks pregnant.

In a matter of weeks the first of the midwives will welcome their own bundles of joy and put years of swaddling skills to the test.

Clinical midwifery manager Katrina Jones said the ladies were excited about the forthcoming arrivals, in perhaps the most supportive environment they could be in.

“Given the highly regarded positive birth education programs we run at Bunbury Hospital, I have no doubt these staff will be practising what they preach,” Ms Jones said.

“We wish each of them and their partners the very best for a safe birth, and we look forward to meeting their beautiful babies.”

Despite a record number of midwives swapping their roles in coming months, Dr Jones said staff rosters would be fully covered by their 80-strong team of midwives while they were away.

“Our team is very experienced in covering peak periods, particularly given September is traditionally our busiest time of the year,” she said.

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