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Mothers Adopting Midwifery Students (MAMS) Program

At ECU, we pride ourselves on producing midwives of the highest standard. All our midwifery students become highly qualified, dual trained professionals eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as a Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife.

With student training in mind, ECU is seeking women 35 weeks pregnant or less, who would be prepared to share their childbirth journey with a midwifery student.

Support provided to participants

The MAMS Program offers the support of one specially allocated midwifery student, who will support you and your partner in your personal journey from pregnancy to after the birth of your baby.

Feed back from previous programs identified that participants experienced a sense of comfort trust and overall psychological benefit from meeting with the same midwifery student throughout their pregnancy, labour and postnatal period.

Training provided to midwifery students

Every woman’s pregnancy and birthing experience is unique. The MAMS program offers invaluable learning opportunities outside of a typical ‘class room setting’, allowing students to develop both their clinical and personal skills.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is expected of me?

In order to enhance the midwifery student’s learning experience, you’re encouraged to offer the student to take part in the following:

  • Pregnancy check-ups;
  • Antenatal classes;
  • Labour and birth; and
  • Postnatal period 4-6 weeks.

Please note that the midwifery student will always be under the supervision of your trained maternity care health provider. You will be asked to complete a confidential satisfaction survey at the end of the experience.

Is there any cost to me?

There is no cost associated with taking part in this program. Midwifery student services are free.

What if I change my mind?

You can withdraw at and stage from this voluntary program.

Participating in the MAMS Program

To participate in the Mothers Adopting Midwifery Students (MAMS) Program we need you to complete the online registration form.

Please note that we can only accept pregnancies up to 35 weeks into the MAMS Program.

For further information about the MAMS program, contact midwifery@ecu.edu.au.

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