Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Centred Midwifery Group Practice Inc (CeMGP)



Wow it is official….this has been a dream of mine for some time and became a reality today when the Dept of Commerce called me today to confirm our application for incorporation was successful. We are the first private Midwifery Group Practice for WA this is a huge step. I am so proud this is a fantastic achievement. We are a fantastic team of dedicated Midwives;

This idea has been mulling around in my head since returning to WA 7 years ago… however it is only since the Maternity Reform has the idea become a reality…. Women being able to access Medicare Rebates for midwifery services.

In July 2010 I talked about the idea, shared with a few people and in August asked a group of equally passionate women to come on board with this concept…..We met at my home for a day workshop and nutted out some key ideas…. One of which was the name Centred Midwifery Group Practice (CeMGP). I will not blog today the story from then till now I will save that for future blogs…. This is to share our fantastic news and say we are here….. watch this space…..for our Website, Facebook page and blog...all being designed as I type....

Our Philosophy: “We put you at the centre of your experience”. We are group of committed midwives, dedicated to providing safe, competent, continuity of care, individualised and professional midwifery care and support to the well woman and her baby throughout pregnancy, birth and early parenthood.

I am so excited I can hardly contain myself.... this is so huge it is a dream come true......more to come in the coming days.....this is just the beginning...... of a wonderful fruitful experience with women and birth.

9 comments:

Sara David said...

Congratulations Pauline and the CeMGP team. This is a momentous occasion and the wonderful realisation of a dream. Well done to you for persevering even in the face of opposition and obstacles. Keep going and keep daring to dream!

In two minds said...

Many congratulations Pauline - what a wonderful affirmation of the new dawn of midwifery in WA. Continuity of truly woman-centred support and care...beautiful and right.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Pauline for all the hard work that you do for the women of Australia. And a big thanks for asking me to be a part of this wonderful midwifery group practice. I look forward to providing continuity of care for women and their families so that they feel empowered in their birth experience.

Carli

Anonymous said...

Well done Pauline and congratulations on the realisation of your dream. I look forward to hearing more, and wish you every success.
Sue

midwifethinking.com said...

Congratulations! I am sure you will drive change and inspire other midwives to set up nationwide.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations darling on reaching this massive milestone, I know how hard you have had to work and the passion it has taken to reach this far. Your belief and tenacity in driving to empower women the opportunity to choose their own birth experience is amazing.
you really are a legend.. I love you xxx

InfoMidwife said...

Thank you all for the lovely comments.....this is just the begining...watch the space...we have a great team and that is where success comes from and thank you to my lovely husband who is always supporting me and putting up with my moods when things don't go as planned...you are a legend and I love you too....

Anonymous said...

What can I say? Thank you for being the driving force behind this for the women who are about to cross our paths! We have a fantastic team of wonderful midwives and support persons who have made this dream a reality.
Here's to a very exciting 2011.

Virginia

Anonymous said...

Dear Pauline
I wish you well in this effort to bring continuity of midwifery care to more Australian Women!

I look forward to hearing more about the nuts and bolts of your venture -where and how you will work from during ante-natal through to birth and the post-natal cares!?
I hope that as WA has a government funded and supported Homebirth program this state might be a point of movement/cross-over with increased access and funding of all midwifery care options for healthy women including hombirth??

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