Biloela's birthing boom in time for Mother's Day
MAY 5 was International Day of the Midwife and Central Queensland Health midwives are proving to be among the best in the region.
The midwives support maternity services across Central Queensland health service and midwives at Biloela, Gladstone, Emerald and Rockhampton are putting in the hard work to gain the recognition they deserve.
At the Biloela Maternity Unit they were busier than usual in April this year.
Nurse educator, maternity at Biloela Hospital, Bernadette Vasiliadis, said the hospital's midwives delivered nine babies in April, with six arriving between April 20 and 26.
"Birthing has boomed this month. The unit has delivered seven boys and two girls,” she said.
Last financial year Biloela Hospital birthed an average of five babies per month.
This past month has seen that number almost doubled.
Acting executive director nursing and midwifery Mathew Boyd said the small team was well equipped and well trained to deal with birthing spikes.
"We are proud to provide a fantastic maternity service to the Banana Shire and our midwives in the Biloela Maternity Unit ensure great care for the women and babies of Central Queensland,” he said.