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The Birth of a Mother

Visit birthmap.life to discover Birth Cartography. You can get the monthly newsletter and join the free Member Area. There is a wealth of resources and support opportunities. Catherine offers Birth Cartography workshops and private sessions. Her book ‘The Birth Map: boldly going where no birth plan has gone before’ is currently being evaluated for The Birth …

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Seven Ways to Facilitate Informed Decision Making

  There once was a woman in a  Labour Ward, Who was not feeling  assured Her dignity was left Upon clinical request Outside the room to be ignored. –it doesn’t have to be like this! Seven Ways for care providers to Facilitate Informed Decision Making 1. Encourage Questions Allow time for questions to be asked …

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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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How I turned the Beast of Fear into a friend for life

The Journey began as I toddled around the yard The Great Beast lumbered toward me. Black. Huge. Unpredictable. Dangerous. Then it was gone. Just like that. What remained, the Memory, grew. And soon became a Fear. A Fear of Dogs. All. Dogs. The thing about a fear is, it is not rational. Whilst it may …

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