Romy Renzow

Romy Renzow

Midwife and Childbirth Educator

Education

  • Bachelor of Midwifery, Australian Catholic University – 2010
  • Childbirth Education Training, Royal Women’s Hospital - 2013
  • Graduate Certificate in Midwifery (Prescribing & Diagnostics), Griffith University – 2014
  • Cervical Screening & Introduction to Sexual Health, Family Planning Northern Territory – 2016
  • Introduction to Yolngu Languages and Culture – Charles Darwin University - 2017

Experience

I have been a Midwife since 2011. Since starting my career at the Royal Women’s Hospital I have worked across all areas of midwifery and spread my time between Melbourne and Darwin. My focus over the last few years has been in continuity of care models, home birth and childbirth education. In 2017 I returned from 3 years in Darwin leading the Darwin Home Birth Service. I have also worked as an agency midwife, which has allowed me to work in a variety of settings including public and private hospitals, shiftwork, team and caseload models.

Midwifery Interests

My passion for midwifery stems from a deep fascination of pregnancy and birth. My wish is that all women have a safe and supportive environment in which they can inform and empower themselves and their families through their journey into parenthood. A main focus of my work is aimed towards challenging the culture of fear surrounding birth.

Other Interests

At the moment most of my time is spent navigating the steep learning curve of parenthood. I face many of the same joys and challenges as the women for whom I work. When we can, my family and I love to get out of the city but nothing beats music and good food with friends.