Liz Wilkes, Resident Midwife

Liz Wilkes is the Managing Director and Midwife at My Midwives. A highly qualified and experienced midwife, Liz has been a midwife since 1995, and an expert clinician with private practice experience for the last 13 years.

Liz’s goal is to ensure that every woman in Australia has a midwife who she knows providing care in birth, and that those who also need an obstetrician as well have their obstetrician and midwife working really well together when needed.

As the PBC Expo Midwife-In-Residence, our Expo visitors can access Liz at all 7 Expos each year around the country, to answer any questions relating to pregnancy, labour and birth. Liz also hosts the free antenatal classes at each Expo too, bringing her qualifications and years of experience straight to you.

Articles by Liz Wilkes

Bringing baby home

During pregnancy the thought of bringing a new baby home from hospital causes some of the highest anxiety for parents-to-be. Of course the time of home coming is highly charged with emotion- you may not know what to do and feel a sense of responsibility like no other.

Read article

A few things you may not have expected in the days before and after birth

This article aims to overview a few of the changes that you and your baby may undergo in the last days of pregnancy and first days after birth.

Read article

Sleep in the first days and weeks

It is important to work out how best to manage this period and to know that generally it takes a few weeks, maybe months and maybe longer to feel rested again.

Read article

Blokes and birth - how important are they?

Whilst it is understandable that birth does at first glance appear to be a woman’s domain there is a massive contribution that men can make. Some of the fundamentals of birth need to be understood in order to contribute positively.

Read article

Caesarean – the easy road? Not so much.

Decisions relating to normal birth or caesarean are becoming increasingly complicated with women expressing pressure to take one or other direction for their birth.

Read article

What sort of birth do you want?

“What sort of birth do you want” is a common question many first time mothers-to-be are asked.

Read article

A healthy happy baby and a healthy happy mum

Liz Wilkes goes through what really make a difference to a healthy baby and mother according to evidence.

Read article

Pre-eclampsia

Pre-eclampsia is a condition that occurs from the 20th week of pregnancy and effects multiple organs in a woman’s body.

Read article

Male fertility

The words ‘male fertility’ create a knot in the stomach of even the bravest of men. Often where fertility issues arise, examination of the male partner’s contribution to the problems is ignored.

Read article

Labour pain

Labour is not to be feared, it is a truly special and amazing process to bring your own baby into the world. Supported by a loving team, for the majority of women it is a special day to prepare for and welcome.

Read article

The do’s and don’ts of pregnancy nutrition

There are a pregnancy specific do’s and don’ts that need to be considered.

Read article

Top 10 questions about pregnancy and birth answered

Midwifery and Maternity Providers Organisation (MMPOA) know first-time expectant parents often have many questions about the journey ahead. Here they answer the most common questions qualified midwives are asked.This Bupa Parenting Insights talk is given by Liz Wilkes, CEO of MMPOA. Liz answers the following 10 questions:

Watch video

Labour pain relief options

Discover the different forms of labour pain relief options that are available to you during the birth experience.

Read article

Practical tips and tricks to help caring for your newborn

This talk delves in detail into the experience of parenthood immediately before, during and after childbirth. It covers practical tips and tricks to help care for your newborn.

Watch video

What is a midwife and why would I need one?

You are pregnant or trying to get pregnant and it is highly possible that you ask yourself 'what is a midwife?'.

Read article

Congrats you're pregnant! Tips to help you avoid information overload

When you become pregnant it can seem like a whole new world has opened up. Everyone has an opinion on what is good and bad! Read these tips from MMPOA to help you avoid the information overload.

Watch video