Emma Ryder ABN 90 330 758 18

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Midwife and Mother of 2 Children Max and Lotus.


I consider my role as a Midwife to be a great honour and I endeavour to form trusting, respectful and reciprocal relationships with the women I share the journey of childbirth with.  My Midwifery relationship with a woman comes from an equal sharing of insights and knowledge and follows a path of negotiation and bonding. As a Midwife I uphold the fundamental rights of women to birth their babies in a safe environment of their choosing with woman-centred evidence-based appropriate care by a qualified and registered Midwife and a multi-disciplinary team when required.  

My role as a Midwife is to work with women offering insightful education and options, in a respectful manner allowing the woman to make her own self-determined choices and decisions resulting in the best outcome for herself and her baby.   

I provide woman-centred care promoting normal physiological birth, in conjunction with being acutely aware of the need to identify any problems or complications of mother/baby.  I am able to identify any urgent/emergency situations providing appropriate collaborative care and timely referrals with the multidisciplinary healthcare team when out of my scope of practice.  

Registered Nurse & Midwife
Medicare provider no: 5048901L 
AHPRA reg: NMW0001767936



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2012 - 2014 – Coffs Harbour Base Hospital – Midwife rotating in the areas of antenatal, birth and postnatal care.

2014 – Ongoing – Western Health Sunshine Hospital – Midwife rotating in the areas of antenatal, birth and postnatal care and 7 months on the publicly funded homebirth program.

2016 – Ongoing – Privately practising Midwife with MAMA Services in Kensington – as a shared care affiliate with The Royal Women’s Hospital and The Mercy and Homebirth.


2011 – 2012  Bachelor of Midwifery @ Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia


2008 – 2010  Bachelor of Nursing @ Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW.


1988 – 1992 BA(Honours) Drama/English with Qualified Teachers Status @ The University of Warwick, Coventry, Warwickshire, England. 


1983 – 1987 Princess Helena College, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, UK.

Clare Mob:    0416 130 291

Nicola Mob:  0433 810 389


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Please note we do not have professional indemity insurance (PII) for labour & birth. Midwives have a regulatory requirement to have PII but are unable to obtain the product due to a world wide shortage of  PII for midwives. Therefore midwives in private practice have been provided with an exemption for homebirth until December 2021.

The midwives working with the practice have PII for antenatal and postnatal care with MIGA. Insurance policies are issued by Medical Insurance Australia Pty Ltd