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Launch of Midwife Mum


Just me

My name is Naomi Helm. I am a registered midwife and mum of two beautiful boys. I’ve been brainstorming for a while now, on how I could use my midwifery and mothering skills to help others. Just recently I discovered the world of blogging (late bloomer, I know), and thought what better way to start than creating a blog?

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

The aim of this blog is to explore the huge variety of topics within the spheres of midwifery and parenthood, whilst hopefully sharing some helpful information, stories and tips with parents and healthcare consumers alike. My goal is to include a balance of posts on midwifery and parenthood, such as journal article reviews, birth stories, baby product reviews and recommendations, interviews with midwives and parents, and many interesting discussions on various relevant topics within these fields. I am hoping to eventually be publishing new posts 2-3 times a week or maybe more, though this of course will depend on the busyness of my life being a mum of two and running a household.

ABOUT ME

I live in the Sutherland Shire, Sydney, Australia. I live with my husband of 7 years, and my two sons, aged 22 months and 7 weeks old. This means that my blog will grow and change as my boys do. Currently, the most likely topics I will explore will centre around babies and toddlers. As my children grow, and so too my parental experience, I hope my blog will evolve to include a broader variety of parenting issues.

I graduated from my bachelor of nursing degree at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) in 2005. I continued on at UTS to study for my graduate diploma of midwifery in 2006, of which I graduated in early 2007. I have been working as a registered midwife at a local public hospital since that time. My midwifery focus is on natural birthing by well healthy women. I hope to include discussions and research by a variety of sources within the worlds of midwifery and obstetrics, with a view to empower women and their families to make educated decisions for the health and wellbeing of themselves, their babies and their families.

I hope you enjoy my blog and can learn from it and expand your views on these amazing subjects that I am so passionate about.

My beautiful family (taken at 34 weeks pregnant)

The one that was internal on the family photo

 

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7 Responses to “Launch of Midwife Mum”

  1. Victoria Bickerstaffe says:

    Naomi, what a fabulous ingenious way of using all your skills to help other pregant women and mothers. I will be following your blog for sure. Victoria

  2. Rachel MacDonald says:

    I could hardly post a comment through the tears!!

  3. Denise says:

    Hi Naomi,
    I’m a 1st year B.Mid student at UTS and came across your site while researching an assignment. Its for an ethics assignment in regards to midwives being judgemental towards women who don’t breastfeed – I love your comments, I agree 100%.

  4. Hi Naomi,
    I’m writing to you on behalf of a British maternity company called Emma Jane Maternity – they make maternity bras, breastfeeding bras, swimwear and other bits of maternity underwear. The company also writes its own blog (http://emma-jane-maternity.blogspot.co.uk/) and as you know, it’s about to be Breastfeeding Awareness Week.
    I’ve just been reading your guest post over on the Brit Mums blog about breatfeeding, and wondered whether you would mind if we posted it on our blog? We’re trying to get together lots of mums experiences about breastfeeding and would be thrilled if we could use yours.
    Hope to hear from you.
    Warm regards, Sarah

    • Naomi says:

      I would love you to re-post my guest post! I’m very flattered :) I’ve been very non existant in the blogosphere lately as life is hectic, but I might try and get back into it now. Thanks!

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