Memento Mori Photography for Midwives

Learn to take better memorial photographs & care for bereaved parents

  • Starts 22 Oct
  • 200 Australian dollars
  • Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre

Service Description

Every day in Australia, 6 babies are stillborn and 2 babies pass away as a result of neonatal complications. This is the daily reality in which midwifery practice takes place today, making midwives the “front line” in caregiving for bereaved parents facing pregnancy loss and infant death. Despite the relative frequency with which midwives may encounter perinatal death in the course of their work, many commonly acknowledge a lack of both confidence and training to support the emotional and mental health needs of bereaved parents. This course will prepare participants in the area of perinatal loss photography, ensuring that fewer parents suffer protracted grief and negative psychological sequilae as a result of inadequate visual keepsakes. This course is currently undergoing review by the Australian College of Midwives and when approved will allow participants to gain 7 CDP credits for its completion. To participate in this course you will need to bring a digital camera.

Upcoming Sessions

Contact Details

  • Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre, 251 Faraday Street, Carlton VIC 3053, Australia