Midwife fired for Facebook messaging a new dad about the birth of his baby 3 years ago

Midwife fired for Facebook messaging a new dad about the birth of his baby

Wow - this is not only highly unprofessional but also frighteningly indiscreet.

A midwife from Australia was dismissed for sending a message on Facebook informing a friend that his ex had given birth to his child.

According to documents from the case, the message included the date and time of the baby's birth, the weight and type of delivery and stated that the baby was "f--king huge"

The woman, who had worked as a midwife for six years, found the information when she was checking the hospital's birth register.

9news reports that she said she was acting out of concern for her friend but did admit it wasn't her place to share that information.

The mother and father had a very poor relationship which had broken down as a result of aggressive behaviour.

Health officials began a formal investigation when the mother returned to the hospital saying she was fearful for her and her child's safety.

She said she was afraid her former partner would try to find out which ward the baby was in.

The midwife lost her appeal.

The employment commission in Adelaide found that while she hadn't acted maliciously, her actions had broken the midwife code of ethics.