Second time mum Courtney Evenden from Kingston knows that experience counts as her first baby was an emergency delivery with a wealth of support provided by the midwives at Logan Hospital.
“The midwives were absolutely amazing! My milk didn’t come in straight away and they helped me with breastfeeding and to get bub settled,” she said.
“With my second, I’m having a planned caesarean and they are supporting me through the journey.”
Courtney is benefiting from the extra support of a student midwife during her second pregnancy which includes additional help by phone. “She is very helpful, she checks up on me regularly, she’s very professional… she’s absolutely amazing,” Courtney said.
Griffith University student midwife Holly Tillman has embraced the big family of midwifery after growing up with lots of babies in her own family.
“I love placement at the hospitals, hands-on is the best way to learn,” she said. “I feel like I’m really supporting the women on their journey and this will help me when I complete my midwifery training.
Holly said midwifery was always going to be a good fit for her as a career because she feels part of the journey with new mothers, is able to support, and embraces the joy of every birth with them.