Cairns woman Danielle Weise named state's best midwife
BRINGING a newborn into the world is one of life's most rewarding jobs, Cairns midwife Danielle Weise says.
Ms Weise, 34, was recently awarded Queensland’s Midwife of the Year. She was nominated by new mother Angela Williams.
"I was very surprised," Ms Weise said.
"I was very excited and it’s a great honour."
Ms Weise, who has helped with the deliveries of about 100 babies at Cairns Private Hospital, now works for Apunipima Cape York Health Council.
"We provide primary health care services for people up in the Cape," she said.
"I do miss working with women in labour, that’s my forte, but it’s nice to do something different and in this role I’m able to work with women for the whole nine months."
Being a midwife for six years, Ms Weise said every birth was special.
"I’m really passionate about it. It’s an honour to be with someone when they give birth."
Ms Williams nominated Ms Weise for the Johnson’s baby award earlier this year.
"Without her support, guidance and encouragement during my labour and her ongoing care post-delivery, my birthing experience simply wouldn’t have been the most amazing, positive event in my life to date," Ms Williams said.
More than 550 midwives were nominated across the country.
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Baby love: Danielle Weise holds Olive Williams whom she delivered. A beaming Ms Angela Williams (background) praised Ms Weise’s guidance and encouragement. Picture: MIKE WATT