Event Details

Zoom Meeting

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7 July 2022 12:30pm - 1:30pm AEST

Zoom Meeting

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7 July 2022 12:30pm - 1:30pm AEST

Presenters:

Kirstie Balding
Lecturer & National Deputy Coordinator of Graduate Diploma of Midwifery

Kirstie is a Registered Nurse, Registered Midwife and a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse with over 20 years of clinical experience in the UK before coming to Australia in 2012. The majority of her career has been community based and she has held roles as a specialist midwife for teenage pregnancy, community midwife, school nurse and family nurse practitioner. She retains a strong interest in working to improve maternal and child health within vulnerable population groups.



Event Dates

Date: 7 July 2022
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm AEST

Location

Zoom Meeting

Supporting Those At Risk - STAR Antenatal Clinic - Maternity Care

Vulnerable Women Series

Zoom Meeting


About

Supporting Those at Risk (STAR) clinic offers support to young mothers and women with complex social and health issues, this may include drug and alcohol use,  victims of domestic violence, have mental health issues or are in contact with the Department of Child Protection.
This includes providing continuity of carer by a midwife and advocating on your behalf, with access to perinatal mental health and social work input as required.

The national standard is five antennal appointments and it used to sit below that for women with drug and alcohol use or women with Department of Child Protection involvement.
The STAR Antenatal Clinic has an average of 7.5 visits/women, and increase in birth weight and decrease in length of stay.

Non-judgemental, honest and totally transparent maternity care. “We treat the women with respect and let them know that someone is caring about them.”