January 2017 Studio 10 TV – New Baby 101 App & eBook
8th June 2020 – Radio Interview (ABC Radio – Annie Gaffney)
Publications & Presentations
June 2020 Australian Dental Association – ANKYLOGLOSSIA Consensus statement PDF Lois represented the Australian College of Midwives on the multidisciplinary panel appointed by ADA to collaboratively address concerns regarding the excessive diagnosis and treatment of Ankyloglossia (Tongue Tie) in Australia and related adverse outcomes. Lois represented ACM in media responses about this important document. Read more here
August 2019 Australian College of Midwives & Speech Pathology Australia – Collaborative online educational webinar for health professionals examining the evidence related to the Assessment and Treatment of Ankyloglossia (Tongue Tie). Lois co-presented this 90 minute live event with Emma Necus. Recording available here
March 2017 Australian Breastfeeding Review “Three Experienced Lactation Consultants reflect upon the Oral Tie Phenomenon” Authors: Wattis, Lois, Kam, Renee, Douglas, Pamela Lois Wattis (Lead Author) Read the article here
2014 – Yours magazine – “How to be a great Grandparent” by Lois Wattis (Terri Irwin on Cover)
September 2007 Australian Midwifery News – Australian College of Midwives Vol.7 No.3 – Spring 2007 Feature “The third stage of labour – leave well alone”. I was invited to write for ACMI’s national journal on the subject of informed choices for the third stage and my article is titled “Completing the birth journey”.
June 2007 “With Women” Midwives’ Experience: From shiftwork to continuity of care edited by David Vernon is a collection of stories describing the heart of midwifery: one-to-one care. Writing my chapter titled “A Birthjourney” was a cathartic experience for me, and I’m honoured to be included among this ‘who’s who’ of Australian Midwives.
December 2006 Tummy Talk – Active Birth, Taranaki (New Zealand) “Signposts for the Third Stage – Making Informed Choices” Author – Lois Wattis
March 2005 Pregnancy and Birth Feature Article: Birth Options “Where have all the Homebirths gone?” Story of my client Kym Dobby “Why I gave birth at home”
October 2004 – GNT PEOPLE – Episode 150 26/10/2004 : HOMEBIRTH COUPLE. Lois Wattis appears on ABC TV in the George Negus Tonight show, presented by Jane Cunningham. ABC Film crew attended Jenny’s antenatal visits with Lois and were present to record the waterbirth of Jenny’s baby boy, amidst a huge thunderstorm in Rockingham, WA.
September 2004 Midwife of the Year Awards
The Community Midwifery Program WA received the highest number of nominations for Midwife of the Year among all organisations (including major hospitals) in WA in 2004. CMP Midwife Laraine Hood received the most nominations overall, and Lois Wattis received the second highest number of nominations.
Laraine and Lois are pictured with Johnson’s representative and CMP Manager Lesley Kuliukas at Parliament House Perth where a reception was held for the presentation.
2004 “The Third Stage Maze” article was reprinted as a chapter in “Midwifery Best Practice 2″ Textbook Section 5 – Labour and Birth, edited by Sara Wickham, Elsevier Science, UK, 2004.
March 2004 Informed Choice Vol. 2 No. 2 2004 “There’s no place like home … for birthing”, Author – Lois Wattis, Australian and New Zealand national distribution
February 2004 Perth Woman, Autumn Career & Finance Feature Article “More than a Job” ACM Accredited Independent Practising Midwife, Lois Wattis
2003 Natural Parenting Autumn “The Third Stage of Labour – A Midwife’s Perspective” Author – Lois Wattis
April 2001 The Practising Midwife Research & Review: “The Third Stage Maze – Which Practice Pathway for Optimum Outcomes” Author – Lois Wattis. (UK Professional Midwifery Journal)