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Aboriginal Maternal Infant Care (AMIC) course update

15 February 2024

Last week the Aboriginal Maternal Infant Care (AMIC) Project Writing Collaborative met for the last formal workshop to discuss the final section of course content for updating. The AMIC writing collaborative includes South Australia leaders in AMIC care in South Australia as well as Deanna Stuart-Butler, senior research advisor for the University of Queensland. She has most recently been instrumental in the Indigenous resources for the Stillbirth CRE “Stronger Bubba Born” package.


Tennelle Richards, Child and Maternal Continuity of Care Senior Project Officer, AHCSA; Deanna Stuart-Butler, Senior Advisor for Indigenous Research / Co-Lead Equity & Diversity and Honorary Fellow, Stillbirth CRE, University of Queensland; Lisa Catt, Midwifery Educator and Lead Resource Writer for AMIC Training Course, AHCSA;Trish Lawson, AMIC Project Coordinator, AHCSA; Sharon Waye-Hill, Regional Aboriginal Family Birthing Program Manager, SA Health; Carmel Mercer, Midwifery Education Facilitator for Women’s and Children’s Health Network, SA Health (Absent: Nie Sheehan, Advanced Clinician, Community, Primary and Population Health, WCHN, SA Health; Caroline Dalgetty, Senior AMIC Practitioner, Anangu Bibi Birthing Program)


The AMIC Training package is being reviewed, updated and re-designed to include contemporary birthing information and to include a strong emphasis on “Birthing on Country”. This reflects current Indigenous models of pregnancy care and the best start in life for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander babies. More information about “Birthing on Country” care understanding is available from the Australian College of Midwives/CATSINaM/CRANAplus Joint Statement: Birthing on Country

AMIC training should be available for student applications mid 2024. Stay tuned.