King Eddies home of the ‘Johnson’s Baby’ WA Midwife of the Year

March 8, 2018

As part of the 2018 International Day of the Midwife celebrations, King Edward Memorial Hospital was pleased to celebrate one of their own being announced as the ‘Johnson’s Baby’ Western Australian Midwife of the Year.

Registered Midwife Teagan Boyne (from Gosnells) was nominated for the award by new mum Kerin Goddard following her positive pregnancy and birth journey under Teagan’s care.

Teagan works as part of a unique team of midwives providing personalised and individual care to small groups of women throughout their pregnancy and birth journey. This team is referred to as Midwifery Group Practice 4 and Kerin was happy to be part of this care model with Teagan as her midwife.

“As a young mum I could not have asked for a better midwife than Teagan,” Kerin said.

“I was very fortunate to have her as my midwife throughout my whole pregnancy as well as for the labour and birth of my son. Teagan's caring attitude and her patience and understanding was of great support to me.

“I always felt at ease as Teagan provided me with a lot of helpful advice and was always supportive of my decisions.”

Teagan said that the award was an unexpected and humbling surprise.

“Getting to know Kerin and her partner and helping to facilitate what they wanted from their experience was an amazing journey,” Teagan said.

“I love being a part of a midwifery group practice where I am able to provide continuity of care to women. I think it’s something special to be able to get to know a woman and her partner through pregnancy and see them transition to being parents and see them through that whole journey.

“Midwifery is something that I am very passionate about and hope to do for many more years.”

Celebrated annually on 5 May, the International Day of the Midwife is an opportunity to acknowledge the important role that midwives have in the pregnancy, birth and early parenting journeys of women and their babies.

KEMH is Western Australia’s only tertiary maternity and gynaecological hospital and the only major referral centre for high-risk pregnancies. The hospital also provides a state-of-the-art Special Care Nursery for premature and sick infants. More than 6000 births occur at the hospital every year.

Photo attached: Registered Midwife Teagan Boyne (left) with Kerin Goddard and baby Arlo.
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