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My Story

ROS MCDONOUGH
MIDWIFE,
RN, MMID

Hi! I'm Ros - passionate supporter of women and Private Midwife. I have over 25 years of experience as a Midwife working in the South Australian public health system in Adelaide. I’ve also worked for 18 months in Ghana to improve health outcomes for women in rural areas.

Over the last ten years I’ve been running a community-based antenatal clinic for public health and have particularly enjoyed seeing mums returning for subsequent pregnancies with their growing family. 

 

In 2015 I received my Childbirth and Parent Education certification which recognises my role in educating new parents (individual and group education). I love working with new parents, but now I’m able to teach more practical tools and skills to women and their partners without being limited by time or public funding.

 

I completed a  Masters of Midwifery in 2017, which informed my work as an academic at Flinders University teaching postgraduate midwives about investigations and diagnostics.

 

In 2018 I completed training in neurolinguistic programming at Birth Awareness in the UK and became accredited by mid-year 2019. This means that I can offer clients the 3-Step Rewind program to help women (and partners) who have been through a difficult experience during pregnancy, birth or as new parents. 

 

I believe it is my role as a midwife to provide women with the best possible care and make sure they are empowered, supported and encouraged to make informed, confident choices about their care.

 

I’m here to help you harness your inner strength and build self-confidence as you journey through pregnancy and early parenting.

My

Approach

Personalised care, strength and confidence.

Conception, pregnancy, birth and baby is an intensely intimate, spiritual and wonder-full time. I believe that the beauty of humanity in this should be celebrated in every possible and improbable circumstance. The ordinary is transformed by this inner beauty and wonder. It is a life-changing, life-giving experience.

Private Midwife caring for new family

I believe that every woman deserves attentive, informed and informative care.  Throughout her care the woman should be enabled by knowledge, choice, support and encouragement to activate and realise her innate strength. 

I believe that this is the privilege of being a midwife… to be used as a resource by other women and their partners; to be a catalyst for their self-growth and heightened personal achievement. 

 

I believe that when women encounter and experience positive change, their families and communities will be influenced by them as the cornerstone of our society. 

 

Hello Baby! Midwifery values diversity – all families are welcome and supported.

Current holder of: National Criminal History Record Check and Screening Assessment for Child-related, Vulnerable-person and Aged-care.

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