Midwives plead for more Government funding as workforce plummets

She says there’s not enough support for young women training either.

It’s an opinion backed up by Jill Ovens, from the Midwives Union.

“We think there should be more financial support for midwives in training, that’s a start,” she told The Project.

She says the midwives who are working are so burnt out they get upset and leave shifts crying because they can’t provide the level of care they know they’re capable of.

“These are professional well-trained women who want to provide the best standard of care – they can’t do that if they’re so short-staffed.”

Watch the full interview above.