Aboriginal Maternal Infant Care Nurses
Aboriginal families having their baby at the Women's and Children's Hospital will now have access to South Australia’s first ever purpose-built unit for the Aboriginal Family Birthing Program.
The Aboriginal Family Birthing Program provides an opportunity for Aboriginal women to be cared for by Aboriginal women. AMIC workers work with midwives and doctors to provide care right through the antenatal, labour, birthing and postnatal stages of pregnancy.
Aboriginal women are cared for by one AMIC worker and one midwife throughout this time, ensuring continuity and flexibility of care.
With the expanded unit we are able to provide a culturally sensitive space to support critical work and help us give the best start in life for Aboriginal babies through antenatal and postnatal care. The new facility includes a dedicated waiting room for Aboriginal families, private meeting areas, integration of Aboriginal artwork throughout the facility, natural light and views of country, and a floor layout that supports better access and flow.