Hope you enjoy exploring my website, and that the information you find here prompts you to ask more questions and seek more information about birth, and how we provide maternity care in Australia. I have recently attended a workshop hosted by the fabulous midwives of ‘My Midwives’ Ipswich. At this workshop, Dr Sarah Buckley spoke powerfully of her recently published report ‘The Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing: Evidence and Implications for Women, Babies and Maternity Care’. Many midwives will welcome this report and see it as a crucial milestone towards achieving a balance in maternity service provision across Australian society. To end my first blog, a little gem that I discovered at the same workshop, that comes to us from the Indigenous American culture:

The labouring mother goes out to the stars to collect the soul of her baby and bring it back