Trained as a nurse and midwife, Rhodanthe Lipsett, OAM had over 50 years of helping new mothers before her retirement. She was based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Canberra for over 18 years. In her last ten years there, Rhodanthe looked after more than 23,000 day-stay mothers who needed support. Rhodanthe is a Fellow of the Australian College of Midwives. In 1992 she received the Order of Australia Medal for services to infant health and the care of mothers and babies. The Australian College of Midwives has established the Rhodanthe Lipsett Trust,a foundation to help Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander women study to become midwives. A percentage of every copy sold of Rhodanthe’s book Baby Care will go to this important trust.