Evidenced informed maternity care.

We need to rethink the role of midwives   True equity of access in community and primary healthcare will only be achieved by midwives working to their full scope of practice. The midwife practices in a wellness model, understanding that most pregnancies and births are normal biological processes. As defined by the International Confederation of

Are you OK Day?

Mother's Mental Wellbeing R U OK? Day prompts Australians to reflect upon what their friends and family members are saying, doing and how they’re living. However, everyday, is an opportunity to ask a new mother is she is OK.  Ask her how she would like to be supported or ask if there’s something enjoyable or

World Breastfeeding Week 2022.

Women's insight into how maternity care and birth impact on breastfeeding. Women's insight into how maternity care and birth impact on breastfeeding?   One of the key success factors for breastfeeding is early initiation of breastfeeding after birth.  Women who felt positive about the birth commented that this gave them confidence impacting positively on their

World Breastfeeding Week 2022.

"Step Up for Breastfeeding: Educate and Support". All mothers should be supported to initiate breastfeeding as soon as possible after birth, within the first hour after delivery and should receive practical support to enable them to initiate and establish breastfeeding and manage common breastfeeding difficulties.  Yet current birthing practices and lack of support in the postnatal

World Population Day

 World Population Day 2022 “These gaps in access to health rights are unacceptable. Women cannot be alone in this fight. As we mark World population Day, let us pledge to ensure the reproductive health rights of everyone, everywhere.”  UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres In this third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become clear that


GET UP, STAND UP, SHOW UP Artwork: Women's Business in the Garden by Hazel Morton NAIDOC Week is an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the history, rich cultures, and achievements of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. It provides an opportunity to continue to commit to systemic change, moving beyond acknowledgement, good intentions, empty

World Continence Week

World Continence Week - 17th to 23rd June 2022 This year the focus of World Continence Week is on male incontinence and there is useful and educational advice HERE but today we want to focus on incontinence for women. This proved to be an issue of great concern for many women that came to light

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