August 30, 2017

I recently saw a Facebook post from a Certified Emotion Code Practitioner in America claiming she could cure morning sickness by fixing the emotional “disconnection between mother and child”.  While I do not believe that this is the sole cause of morning sickness, I do...

June 27, 2017

Sexism is an idea we are all familiar with.  Many of us think that, with the passage of time, the passing of generations and the ever increasing “rights” of women, that sexism is standing on its last leg.  But is it really, or have we normalised it so much in our every...

Dear Dr Buck,

(and while we’re at it, any other medical professional who feels its ok to joke about being inconvenienced by pregnant labouring women).

We are the organisation that shared your Facebook post. We shared it because the level of disrespect that was directed a...

May 15, 2017

Fear.  It’s something we are all familiar with.  We’ve all experienced it in one form or another and know the physical effects it can have on our bodies – increased heart rate, sweating, shaking, shallow breathing, even freezing or hiding.   Fear.  It’s a feeling, a se...

April 6, 2017

A friend of mine recently gave birth to her second child.  We had our first-born’s quite close together (in the same year not the same birthing suite) and experienced relatively similar labours and births, so we had had numerous discussions about her hopes, plans and w...

March 16, 2017

This is something my Grandmother would say to me when I asked her “Why?”  “Why, why, why?” I guess it was to dissuade me from asking more questions or “why” again, so, comically, it was the first thing that came to mind when I asked myself why?  Why did I volunteer to...

Overall, AMAQ maternity submission is inflammatory and unhelpful. In a situation that

requires improved integration and collaboration between care providers, AMAQ submission

is a transparent bid for tribal supremacy. In the context of tightening financial constraints,

the...

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