If you knew your government could save in the order of $200M by spending no more than $5M, would you expect them to do it?
If you knew that spending that $5M, could save a further $538M at the same time as improving the health and wellbeing of families across the country, would you INSIST they spend it?
I am confident that I have created just the tool to do this: The Birth Map.
I need your help.
My dream is to see a copy given at the booking in appointment of every pregnancy.
The feedback below will be taken to a meeting with the Health Minister, and opposition, in the lead up to the election to encourage investment into perinatal well being, for women and their partners.
If you have already seen the book, please comment HERE. Your comment might be a review, a testimonial or a plea on behalf of future pregnancies. Women deserve to know what they need to ask.
My goal is to never hear another woman say:
I wish I had known to ask that!
The comments about The Birth Map will also be used to help in applications for grants and funding which will support a formal study into the outcomes of this process. So far, anecdotal information is suggesting that this process has a protective element from birth disappointment, birth trauma and perinatal depression in women and their partners, improves midwives working experience and reduces unnecessary interventions. This means reduced cost to the public health system and a positive experience for Women, partners and maternity workers.
If you are yet to see the book and experience it’s potential, find out more here.
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Reblogged this on Beautiful Heart and commented:
In 2019 the NSW State Gov, will start giving out the ‘baby bundle’.
Red about it here:https://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/latest-news/135m-pamper-pack-nobody-needs/news-story/858be7cc102cdd34aca053676cc0ef08
This baby bundle is COSTING us money, to give something that no one needs. It won’t save money.
I have been told over and over that the governement can not be seen to endorse one thing over another, for example – My very awesome book, over say, another birth preparation book. There are committees to check out possible procurement, and rightly so. WE would not want OUR government to throw OUR money in the wrong direction and without due diligence (for example: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-22/great-barrier-reef-funding-labor-accuse-due-diligence/9785782
I have an IDEA, one that could save money for the government, improve outcomes for families and the working environment for midwives. It is based on sound science, and won’t cost alot.
Instead of a ‘baby bundle’…a ‘pregnancy package’ that encourages informed decision making…and yes my book is an obvious feature.
Women, and their partners, should not have to fumble along, risking an at best mediocre and at worst traumatic birth experience that impacts their parenting experience. The first birth is a transitional experience..it is not just one day.
The very simple act of providing THE QUESTIONS to ask, facilitating informed discussions with care provides, has the potential to improve the maternity experience for all involved.
Our focus on ‘informed’ consent has skipped the very important step of choice. By skipping to consent, we are creating a platform where one choice is displayed as ‘right’, and others are either not displayed or dismissed as ‘wrong’. Consent assumes and coerces the yes. Respectful maternity care is diverse and supportive, and allows time for discussion and personal exploration. We need to know the questions in order to do this. Modern birthing is a medical environment, whether medical care is required or not. Navigating this without a Map is like moving through a labyrinth of changing walls. Guessing our way, trying to determine who to trust, second guessing and feeling vulnerable.
With a map, the walls are removed. And we can reclaim our power. We can make informed decisions feeling confident we have all the information we need to apply to our unique circumstances.
There is no one way.
We all have the right to determine the best pathways for ourselves.
Please follow the thread, and ‘talk about the birth map’.