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The trouble with Consent: Webinar

July 19th 2019 8pm AEST (a recording will be available afterwards in the free member area) The Trouble with Consent in Childbirth and How to Fix it Our insurance driven, medicalised maternity system is giving lip service to women’s rights in the form of ‘informed consent’.  The trouble with this is that women are rarely …

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Making the best choice for Down Under

For those Down Under, May 12th is Mother’s Day.  It also means Term Two has begun for our schoolies, and winter is coming.  And this year, it also means: ELECTION! The Federal election is on Saturday May 18th.  Do you know what happens to your vote? It’s a big decision, and the order you choose …

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Recovering from birth: Eve Syndrome

We have a huge problem in our society. And it is not that women need time and support to ‘recover’ from birth. The problem is we have developed a culture of segregation: where babies and mothers are not immersed in the ‘every day’ where children are sent off to school and adults to work where …

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Before you give birth you need to know this

LEAVE THE UMBILICAL CORD UNCLAMPED!   and by that I mean   Don’t Cut the Cord! It does not need to be tied off – with a clamp, shoelace, floss or crochet tie. I am deeply concerned that in 2019 it is still widely promoted by medically trained people that this is necessary.  IT IS …

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Would you rather stand aside, or stand up?

 Full Cream asks Won’t Somebody Think of the Fathers! And raises some excellent points, relevant not just to breastfeeding, but also to birth – and life in general.  Women are consistently expected to step aside, to accommodate the needs of others – in this case, the father.  The blog post was a response to an article …

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