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A really simple but effective way to help support the change we all want is by adding your name and address to our list for when we advocate by contacting local MPs in regards to current maternity initiatives we are driving.
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Here at Maternity Choices Australia we are always on the lookout for volunteers to contribute their skills to helping improve the care that women receive in pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period.
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Increasing hospital COVID restrictions
behind increase planned homebirths so that women can be with their support people and have their birth choices supported.
Petition for Maternity Funding Reform
Sign the petition HERE
Watch Birth Time the Documentary
Find a screening near you HERE
The Birth Experience Study
The largest survey of birth experiences in Australia is now complete. But the study team are excited to announce their new 𝗔𝗿𝘁 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗲𝘁𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 for the Birth Experience Study.
"We have a book on 𝚙𝚘𝚎𝚝𝚛𝚢 created from the comments in the survey being created and we are looking for artwork for the front cover and to use throughout the book.
The artwork can depict your maternity and birthing experience or be inspired by the area of pregnancy and birth that our survey explores.
𝙏𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙞𝙨 𝙖 $500 𝙥𝙧𝙞𝙯𝙚 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙠 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙜𝙚𝙩𝙨 𝙘𝙝𝙤𝙨𝙚𝙣 𝙩𝙤 𝙗𝙚 𝙤𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙣𝙩 𝙘𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙨 𝙢𝙖𝙮 𝙜𝙚𝙩 𝙘𝙝𝙤𝙨𝙚𝙣 𝙩𝙤 𝙗𝙚 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙗𝙤𝙤𝙠.
For further information or to submit your artwork please send us a DM on The Birth Experience Facebook page.
𝙀𝙣𝙩𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙨 𝙘𝙡𝙤𝙨𝙚 1𝙨𝙩 𝙈𝙖𝙮 2022
3AW Radio Interview
Listen to MCA Consumer Rep Rose Ryan, discussing induction and pre-term labour on 3AW (in early 2019).
Western Sydney LHD consumer advocate Kristyn Begnell lead the charge on having uncalled for restrictions on partners and support people attending births in that region. After consistent pressure from Kristyn & supporters, the NSW Ministry of Health have made it clear that health services should be allowing partners and/or support people to attend with birthing women, however, in the process Kristyn lost her position as consumer advocate on the Western Sydney LHD consumer advocacy panel.
Kristyn attracted a lot of media attention and one of her interviews can be heard below.
National Strategic Approach to Maternity Services
Azure is lead consumer rep at the Gold Coast University Hospital's steering committee to implement the National Strategic Approach to Maternity Services (NSAMS). She is advocating for the inclusion of evidence based information, one component of which relates to the risks of episiotomies in the standard (and insufficient) information regarding perineal tear prevention provided by the Aust. Safety and Quality in Healthcare Commission. She is excited to see this body of work progress and hopes there are some obstetricians at GCUH willing to work towards this effort to provide maternity consumers respectful care. Complete implementation NSAMS will ensure their practice is in line with Qld Human Rights Act 2019.