Marion Nelis with Owen Betteridge, Alana Rimmington with Maxton Sherwood and Chris Sinclair with Halley Molloy, celebrate International Midwives Day with some of the most recent babies to be born at the hospital.
Marion Nelis with Owen Betteridge, Alana Rimmington with Maxton Sherwood and Chris Sinclair with Halley Molloy, celebrate International Midwives Day with some of the most recent babies to be born at the hospital. Lee Constable

A thank you to the midwives as they celebrate their career

THEY are there the moment we are born, and today we thank the midwives as the world celebrates International Day of the Midwife.

The day celebrates the women and all their great work.

Australian College of Midwives chief executive Ann Kinnear, who had been a midwife for 30 years, said the day celebrated the profession and the people in it, such as Alana Rimmington who celebrates her first international day this year.

Alana is a young midwife who has been working for about 12 months.

"It's really nice to be recognised for what you do, I love what I do" she said..

In the short time that Alana has been working she has delivered about 70 babies.

Chris Sinclair however, has delivered thousands of babies.

Thank you Marie, Julie, Marion and Doris for all your dedication and support at the Mackay Birth Centre!! Today is International Day of the Midwife. Please share just how much your midwife means to you.

Posted by Friends of the Mackay Birth Centre on Monday, May 4, 2015

"I've delivered second generations now. I've delivered babies from babies I've delivered".

Despite the experience she said that every birth was magical.

Midwife Hannah Dahlen said "every birth brings tears to her eyes".

Marion Nelis a midwife at the Mater Misericordiae Hospital in Mackay said that she got a real adrenalin rush when at a delivery.

"Particularly if you've got a really loving couple, you can just see the utter love in their eyes and it's just so gorgeous".

On Sunday these women delivered five new bubs at the hospital.

The birth of the royal baby also serves as a great reminder about the wonderful work midwives do, with the Duchess of Cambridge choosing to have two midwives privately deliver the new princess.

The midwives at the Mater said they had plans to sit down and have a morning tea to celebrate each other and their wonderful work. If they're not too busy of course.


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