Hola, My name is Paola Wilkin, I am a Peruvian born Registered Midwife residing in Australia. I identify myself as a Culturally and Linguistically diverse (CALD) midwife. I practice midwifery in a public hospital in Queensland. I decided to be a midwife because I wanted to support and care for women and their families throughout their childbearing and parenting journey. I feel privileged to be part of such a momentous and challenging experience. My long term Midwifery Goals are to promote cultural responsiveness in public maternity services. Over the past 4 years I have established professional relationships with some midwives from Peru, sharing experiences and engaging in international community events. I am happily married to a wonderful Aussie guy and we are the proud parents of Carolina, our only child, who has decided to become a Midwife as well. During my free time I love handmaking midwifery-theme jewellery and candles.

Being part of the VIDM committee is the perfect opportunity to work with dedicated people around the world, who are greatly committed to promote, innovate and offer international exposure to the midwifery community from different background and languages.