Tuesday, November 15, 2011

I have danced the dance and jumped through the flaming hoops and now...

I am notated as:

"An eligible midwife competent to provide pregnancy, labour, birth and postnatal care and qualified to provide the associated services and order diagnostic tests and investigations required for midwifery practice in accordance with relevant state and territory legislation" under section 225(p) of the National Law.

Well I already knew all that but the really good news is that now I am also eligible for a Medicare provider number... This my friends means that women can claim for private midwifery services... Not a bad thing at all.

And my friend boldly birthed her forth child in the wee hours of this morning; today is a very good day indeed.

15 comments:

Linda said...

Congratulations Shannon!! That is wonderful news!

Bianca said...

Big congratulations for you!!! Are you now available to attend home births?

A mermaid in the attic said...

Congrats Shannon!

katieh said...

Congratulations! The world needs more wonderful midwives!

Shannon said...

Ta!
Bianca, I have always attended women birthing at home... so essentially nothing has changed for me BUT for women it means they can get a government funded rebate on their pregnancy and postnatal care.

The Mama. said...

I always knew you were awesome. My hoop jumping starts next week ;-) Many more years of it to come I'm afraid, lol.

Kirsten said...

Congratualations!!

Rachel~ At the Butterfly Ball said...

Congratulations! That is such a wonderful thing. Here where I live medicare will not cover any midwifery services... Awesome that they will there!

W-S Wanderings said...

Fabulous news! We are similarly blessed here, where our government covers midwife care (though I've met many woman don't realize that this is the case).

And congratulations to your friend on the birth of her fourth!

tinsenpup said...

Oh, yay! That is wonderful news (on both counts). Congratulations.

Anonymous said...

Well, there you go, you're official. MM

Jo & indigo inspirations said...

Congratulations Shannon....that is great....here's to lots of wonderful births. Xoxo Jo

anna said...

A terribly delayed response to such wonderful, wonderful news. Many congratulations to you Shannon!

rap said...

Shannon! Congratulations

K said...

Well, too danged bad I already birthed all of mine. Although, I have to say that I'd have to call you fairly early in the process in order to get you here on time. Blessed are the women who get to have you catch the life they escort into this world. And happy children who start life out with such a person in such a way.