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 WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR   PASSIONATE & ENTHUSIASTIC   PEOPLE TO HELP US 

BECOME A MEMBER

You receive: 

  • The knowledge you are helping to make a difference to women and their families all over Australia through advocacy, lobbying and consumer representation.

  • You go into our Monthly Members Draw and have the opportunity each month to win something special.

  • You can apply to our national committee to become a consumer representative and all training and insurance will be covered.


HOW ELSE CAN YOU SUPPORT MCA?

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.

What this means is when we contact your local MP, we will add your name and address so that the MP knows that their voters want them to join us in positive changes to the maternity system.

If you would like to have your name added when we contact your local MP, please log in as a member and fill in all the details.

 

 

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.

If you're interested in consumer advocacy or consumer representation, you can check the box on our Login form, click below to take you to our Login Form.​

Each month our members go in the draw to win a fabulous prize.

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We are thrilled to announce our next monthly prize draw is access to "Annoying to Amazing" course with Parenting with PLAY with Helena Mooney!

 

One of the benefits of membership with MCA is our monthly prize draw for members. And valued at $497 this is an extra special prize indeed.

 

Join Helena inside Annoying to AMAZING! to help your child thrive, improve their behaviour and ultimately enjoy your child more...without punishments or bribery (or giving up).

 

With "Annoying to Amazing" you will learn:

* WHY your child is being anxious, aggressive, whiny, clingy, 'difficult', etc so that you can confidently help them

* STRATEGIES you can practically & emotionally do to help them (it's not as complicated as you may think)

* HOW to say "No" and set limits in a nurturing way so that you strengthen your connection and improve your child's emotional well-being

* LOTS of simple games so you can completely transform challenging situations and have more fun together, even when times are tough

* HOW to reduce the chance of you being triggered so that you so that you're less likely to react harshly to your kids

 

PLUS :

Receive personalised support from me so you can ask me all your questions and receive the encouragement you need.

Our sincere thanks to Parenting with PLAY with Helena Mooney for this generous donation!

The winner of this prize will be drawn at our next meeting on 8 March.  

To be eligible for this prize and all our other monthly prizes, join us for as little as $20/year or $30 for two years here.

THIS MONTH'S MEMBER'S PRIZE IS...
WHAT'S HAPPENING..
Increasing hospital covid restrictions 

behind increase planned homebirths so that women can be with their support people and have their birth choices supported.

Next Monthly Members' Meeting: 

Tuesday 8 March 2022

8 - 9pm AEDT (daylight savings time),

ie 7-8pm AEST Qld time)

Email us to get the zoom link.

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).
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#ENDBIRTHRESTRICTIONS win

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.

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Meeting with the Health Minister

In August our President, Peta Tuck and Vice President Azure Rigney met with Charis Mullen, MP, the Qld Assistant Treasurer and Health Minister to discuss strategies for improving birth in Queensland.  We are very hopeful for finding some funding support to get a birth debrief service that Peta and Azure have been dreaming up, off the ground!  Stay tuned for updates.

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.

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