Dawn is a finalist for Midwife of the Year in the 2020 HESTA Australian Nursing & Midwifery Awards. She works at Lockyer Valley Midwifery in Gatton, QLD.
Dawn Reid is recognised for her work providing quality antenatal care and other specialty health services to families in rural Queensland. Dawn provides an inclusive and empowering local service to families in the Lockyer Valley through her midwifery clinic. She goes above and beyond for her clients to foster a supportive and safe birthing environment. Dawn takes time to understand the expecting family, and strives to meet their needs, including supporting each family member – not just the mother – throughout the antenatal process.
Dawn is a staunch and passionate advocate for midwifery group practice. She has urged mothers publicly to educate and inform themselves about the midwifery services available to them, encouraging them to adhere to their birth plans safely and seek interventions only when necessary. Dawn has also improved the provision of vital specialty health services, such as family planning and sexual healthcare, to the area. Limited numbers of female medical practitioners and a mostly transient medical workforce can be a significant deterrent for women to seek routine and life-saving screening such as pap smears. Dawn has filled this gap in the Lockyer Valley, meeting demand for these critical services with professionalism and confidence.