22 April 2023

Midwife of 40 years says her move to Temora has been a bundle of 'welcome joy'

| Shri Gayathirie Rajen
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Temora Health Service registered midwife Pauline Kelly moved to Temora in 2021 after working in Sydney for more than 40 years. Photo: Murrumbidgee Local Health District. She is enjoying the tree change she made with 10 family members.

Temora’s registered midwife Pauline Kelly and 10 of her 14 family members made the tree change to ”the friendliest town in the state”.

“We currently all live in one very noisy and chaotic home while our new home is built, but we don’t mind,” Ms Kelly said.

“The quality of life here has truly enriched our lives and we have been very blessed to have found Temora.”

Ms Kelly worked in Sydney for more than 40 years before moving to Temora in 2021.

“It has been a welcome joy to be here and experience a different pace in my working life,” she said.

“I am thankful to have more time to support women and their families during such an important time.

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“I feel more able to apply my knowledge and experience to support women rather than feeling rushed fully.”

Ms Kelly said the other midwives at Temora Health Service had been extremely welcoming, which had made her transition to living and working in Temora a comfortable one.

She said she felt privileged and honoured to assist in the birthing journey of Temora Shire women.

“I prefer to say we are working alongside women and their families, supporting them through their pregnancy, birth and parenting journeys,” Ms Kelly said.

“We are focused on providing women with balanced information so they can make choices that suit them as individuals and as part of a family.

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“I have a sincere heart for helping women through the often-hidden and unspoken challenges and unexpected parts of pregnancy, birth and parenting.”

Ms Kelly said the shire community had been welcoming and friendly.

She said Temora provided most of the services and facilities that made families’ lives comfortable and enjoyable.

“The only thing I do miss is a wider choice of cultural foods and restaurants, but I am sure that as more people move to the friendliest town in NSW, these extra things will emerge,” Ms Kelly said.

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