Midwifery captured in stunning photo series

Midwife Jodie Harrington assists a mother in the birthing unit.

Western Sydney Local Health District has highlighted the beauty of midwifery and birthing at Blacktown Hospital with a black and white photo series.

The photos capture the fantastic work being carried out by midwives at the hospital.

Blacktown Hospital has one of the busiest maternity unit in New South Wales.

On average, 63 babies are born each week at the hospital.

The current baby boom in Western Sydney will be supported by the expansion of maternity, birthing and paediatric services, as part of a $700 million redevelopment of Blacktown and Mount Druitt hospitals.

Blacktown and Mount Druitt hospitals’ director of Nursing and Midwifery Danielle Levis encouraged aspiring midwives to consider pursuing their career at Blacktown.

“If you want to boost your midwifery skills in a busy and growing hospital, consider a role at Blacktown Hospital,” Dani said.

“Expanded birthing, maternity and newborn care services are on the way, so you’ll be supported by modern healthcare standards and facilities.”

To view the full collection of photos visit the Western Sydney Local Health District Facebook page.

To apply to become a midwife at Blacktown Hospital, visit http://www.bmdhproject.health.nsw.gov.au/Jobs or https://iworkfor.nsw.gov.au/jobs/