Friday, November 25, 2011

Invitation from MAMA

Celebrate with MAMA  

As a way to say thanks for all of the help & support you have so kindly given to us, you and your family are warmly invited to celebrate the successful opening of our centre… 
Sunday 4th December 2011 
1pm – 4pm 
at 38 Gatehouse Drive, Kensington 
Champagne and Finger Food will be served throughout the afternoon 

Please RSVP by 25th November 2011 
to Kylie Tel: 03 9376 7474 

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Membership in MiPP

A MiPP meeting in 2009

MiPP is a collective of privately practising midwives in Victoria.
MiPP meetings are usually by-monthly, in locations to suit members.  Communication is mainly by email, either directly or via the maternitycoalitionmidwives Yahoo! Group.

MiPP welcomes applications for membership from registered midwives, who seek employment/income from private midwifery practice, and who are willing to provide primary maternity care for women and their babies across the continuum of pregnancy, birth, and the postnatal period. 

Full members' entitlements include listing on the MiPP brochure, and on the MiPP page at the Maternity Coalition website. 

Associate membership is available for midwives and midwifery students who are interested in private midwifery practice.

It is a couple of years since MiPP published a brochure.  We are now preparing a new brochure, and asking members to indicate their desire to renew their membership.  Midwives who wish to join MiPP as new members are welcome to apply.  Applications are reviewed by MiPP on an individual basis.  A current full member of MiPP may be named as a sponsor to new members.

Please note that a midwife who wishes to commence private practice, outside the hospital/acute healthcare sector, is encouraged to seek mentoring with an experienced independent midwife.

Although the MiPP collective is based in Victoria, registered midwives from other parts of Australia are welcome to join our group.

For more information, or to request a membership form to be sent by email, please contact joy[at], or phone 0411190448.

MIPP is affiliated with Maternity Coalition Inc, as a 'Participating Organisation'.

Maternity Coalition is a consumer and midwife advocacy organisation, committed to protecting pregnancy and childbirth as natural processes, and to supporting the role of the midwife as a primary maternity care provider.  All MiPP members are also members of Maternity Coalition, and receive a copy of the journal Birth Matters quarterly.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Collaborative arrangements with Medicare-eligible midwives for Victorian public hospitals framework

The following communication to stakeholders has been distributed:

November 2011
Work has now commenced in Victoria on a framework for public health services that provides guidance on the appropriate mechanisms to consider, implement or review collaborative arrangements with [Medicare] Eligible Midwives (EM) providing midwifery care to women who are admitted privately and seeking to birth in hospital under the care of the EM.