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Seven Ways to Facilitate Informed Decision Making

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

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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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I need your input – your voice is powerful!

ATTENTION: if you are pregnant or supporting pregnancy, READ THIS! I am collating feedback on The Birth Map.  If you have read or used the book: please help me build a body of evidence which I can use to support research grant applications and take to the Australian Minister for Health (and the opposition minister).  …

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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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