Pilbara midwives acknowledged

Sophia ConstantineNorth West Telegraph
Midwife Judyth Hilton and Carmel Jackamarra with her newborn Felix.
Camera IconMidwife Judyth Hilton and Carmel Jackamarra with her newborn Felix. Credit: Sophia Constantine.

Pilbara midwives have been recognised for their outstanding dedication towards supporting families and delivering babies.

Last week, midwives celebrated the theme Midwives, Mothers and Families: Partners for Life as part of International Day of the Midwife, an annual event held on May 5.

More than 600 babies are born in the Pilbara each year, and midwives have been working together with colleagues across the health service to support and care for women and families through the steps of pregnancy, childbirth and early parenting.

Hedland Health Campus acting manager of clinical midwifery Tarnyia Morawski said midwives in Hedland formed a special bond with women through the whole pregnancy and birthing experience.

“Giving birth is one of the most special and amazing times in a woman or families’ life,” she said.

“To be a part of that is extremely rewarding.”

Samantha Bone, Leizyl Seno, Margie Christian, acting clinical midwife manager Tarnyia Morawski, Judyth Hilton, Carmel Jackamarra with newborn Felix and co-ordinator of nursing and midwifery Phillip Harnas.
Camera IconSamantha Bone, Leizyl Seno, Margie Christian, acting clinical midwife manager Tarnyia Morawski, Judyth Hilton, Carmel Jackamarra with newborn Felix and co-ordinator of nursing and midwifery Phillip Harnas. Credit: Picture: Sophia Constantine

WA Country Health Service regional director Pilbara Ron Wynn said it was a privilege to have a strong network of midwives working in the Pilbara.

“Midwives care for women and newborns with skill and compassion, and it is important that we recognise the integral role they play within the community,” he said.

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