Jan Robinson

Jan Robinson had a career in Midwifery Education for many years then branched out into independent practice in the early 1990s, attending homebirths mostly in the southern suburbs of Sydney, New South Wales, where she lived. She now maintains a small clinical practice in the inner Sydney city area while continuing to be involved in midwifery education on a casual basis. Apart from homebirths, Jan’s current project is completing her booklet “Setting up an Independent Midwifery Practice in Australia.” She also enjoys meeting as many like-minded midwives as possible which happens when she conducts perineal repair workshops for midwives around the countryside. Jan tells us: “It is gratifying to see rural midwives beginning to take on their own ‘caseload’ and taking responsibility for providing total maternity care of healthy women.”