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Midwives play a vital role in supporting women through some of the most challenging and rewarding moments of their lives. These remarkable professionals watch over births across Australia and this inspiring collection features stories from the remote outback to busy urban hospitals. From homebirth midwives, to rural and remote island nurses, to midwifery educators and clinical midwifery consultants, these stories are brimming with warmth, hope, heartbreak and courage. Meet Louise, who gives impromptu consultations in the aisles of the local supermarket and who uses storytelling to impart her midwifery wisdom; Annie, the midwife who gave birth while she was on duty; Kate, a clinical midwifery consultant, who sees women with high-risk pregnancies; and Helen, who once helped wean a mum off her 8-litre-a-day Coca-Cola addiction and established a lifelong friendship with her patient. Funny one minute and heartbreaking the next, Aussie Midwives explores the joys, emotion and drama of childbirth and the lasting effect it has on the people who work in this extraordinary profession and the women they support.