Hats off to Valley midwives
By EMMA CORNFORD
ALMOST everyone has had contact with a midwife, be it when you were born or when you have children of your own.
Last Thursday midwives around the Clarence Valley celebrated their profession during International Midwives Day.
Robert Chesworth, a midwife at Grafton Base Hospital, said he enjoyed his career because it differed from day to day.
"Every person and every baby is different and you're helping with a natural, healthy event," he said.
The former teacher has been nursing for around 28 years and has been in midwifery for around 20 years.
"If I can make it a little bit easier for the parents to be, then I've achieved my goal and it's a really positive form of nursing."