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Right Birth Your Choice

Right Birth Your Choice We are pleased to present Right Birth Your Choice, a video which informs women on the options available for a safe pregnancy, birth and transition to motherhood. The decisions that have the greatest impact on birth outcomes are where a woman chooses to give birth and who will provide her maternity care.  Making the right choice is

Vulnerability has two faces. 

Vulnerability has two faces.  While worrying on the one hand, it can be freeing and powerful on the other. Pregnancy is a time of vulnerability for women. Brene Brown, a Social Researcher in the area of vulnerability and shame defines vulnerability as “uncertainty, risk and emotional exposure.” Those who have the good fortune to spend

Having a baby in Australia: Women’s Business, Risky Business, or Big Business?

Having a baby in Australia: Women’s Business, Risky Business, or Big Business? This paper has examined the business of having a baby in Australia.  It explore the haphazard impact of existing maternity service arrangements and interests on women. It emphasizes the importance of considering gender equity issues and social determinants of health when comparing disparate

Birth Time: the Documentary

Birth Time: the Documentary - Canberra viewing Great news! Maternal Health Matters Inc. is hosting a special, one-time screening of the film Birth Time: the Documentary.  The documentary explores how more women could emerge from their births physically well and emotionally safe. Date:     4pm Saturday 3 July 2021 Venue:  Palace Electric Cinema - 2 Phillip

The good, the bad and the possible

The good, the bad and the possible: A public Lecture on the Strategic Directions for the Australian Maternity Services Plan Canberra Mothercraft Society and Western Sydney University hosted a free public lecture by Professor Hannah Dahlen AM, followed by an expert panel discussion on the way forward for the Australian Maternity Services plan. This public

Reconciliation Week – Actions to achieve better maternity outcomes

Reconciliation Week Actions to achieve better maternity outcomes Being only three per cent of the Australian population, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples can’t raise the profile of important issues without our support. We at Maternal Health Matters want to see the all pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander receive Respectful Maternity Care informed by

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