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Canberra Mothercraft Society and Safe Motherhood for All have provided the following information about their upcoming pilot workshop:

Pregnancy and birth, making wise choices

Maternity care needs to be safe both psychologically and physically for women, to ensure their emotional, psychological and spiritual wellbeing.

While there’s a plethora of information and evidence for those considering a pregnancy, women continue to make choices that result in poor health outcomes. Pregnant women who receive adequate support and are treated with care and dignity are then better prepared to raise healthy babies. A woman’s pregnancy sets the tone for her birthing and childbearing experience.

As this is the first time we are offering this workshop as a pilot. We are looking for participants who would benefit from this workshop and can also give us feedback. There are a limited number of spaces available so please encourage interested people to register asap.

The pilot workshop is suitable for women and their partners or supports who are

  • contemplating having a baby
  • want a different experience from their previous pregnancies and birth

Topics covered in the workshop:

  • Emotional, psychological and spiritual wellbeing and safety during pregnancy
  • Culture and the impact of social norms on maternity care
  • Consumers as partners
  • Maternity care options

Workshop objectives are to:

  • Promote wellbeing
  • Encourage resilience
  • Enhance confidence
  • Promote the highest attainable standard of health which includes dignified, informed, consensual and respectful health and maternity care
  • Support the transition to maternity care and parenting with a holistic perspective
  • Value the feminine and women and their contribution to childbearing

When:  Saturday, April 13

Time:    10:00am to 4:00pm/5:00pm (our aim is to finish by 4pm but as this is a pilot it’s possible that we may go over)

Where: QEII Family Centre, 129 Carruthers St, Curtin

Fee:       Nil. Lunch and refreshments are included so registrations are essential.

Email registrations to Toni Hackett