Making a difference as a Sensitive Midwife – it’s all about the journey!
In this episode Mbali Tshabalala shares her journey of becoming a Professional Nurse & Midwife and how she persevered against the odds and is now a passionate ‘Sensitive Midwife’.
Mbali received her education at Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital and at the Hillbrow Maternity Obstetrics Unit where her love and passion for moms and babies was further nurtured. After graduating, she moved to rural KZN and worked as a Midwife where she gained experience in antenatal care, intrapartum care, postnatal care and management of obstetrics emergencies.
She has worked in Independent Midwifery, practicing at a Birthing Centre in KZN, where she provided personalised care to low risk moms and their partners throughout pregnancy, labour, birth and postnatal care. Simultaneously she completed the Certified Sensitive Midwife Course.
There was no better setting to put theory to practice and she empowered herself to provide the Sensitive Birthing care at the Birthing Centre. This has set her up to become a Mentor for the Certified Sensitive Midwife Course, where she now empowers other Midwives through the Course and in their working place. She also provides education and online sessions for Moms & Dads (to be) for Sister Lilian Centre.
Furthermore, Mbali is studying a Diploma in Public Health in hope to make room for Midwives at the obstetric table. She remains clinically active in the field as a Midwife doing locums in Maternity Wards of Private Hospitals and a maternity program called Network One Health, a Sensitive Midwife-Led Programme with a multidisciplinary team approach.
Mbali is a vibrant young lady. She enjoys keeping healthy and fit and she lights up the world with her laughter. Enjoy listening to her inspiring story!
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