Improve access to maternity care by midwives known to women
  • Petitioned Hon. Dr Kim Desmond Hames MLA

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WA Minister for Health
Hon. Dr Kim Desmond Hames MLA

Improve access to maternity care by midwives known to women

    1. Petition by

      Beth O'Neil

      Perth, American Samoa

Women are not provided with all their available options of care when they first become pregnant. Research confirms that access to continuity of care with a midwife or team of midwives known to a pregnant women leads to better outcomes.
Access to this option of care is limited in WA, even though structures are in place federally to improve models of care in Maternity services

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    1. Reached 250 signatures

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    • Celine Poirier PERTH, AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      I've had one birth in hospital, one in a birthing centre and one at home and they were all my choices and midwives are the best persons to accompany women birthing in a normal birth. I wish all the women in Australia to be free to choose their way to labor and to have the choice of their midwives and their continuity of care after birth.

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    • Bianca Hart DUNSBOROUGH, AUSTRALIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Continuity of care is vital to help reduce the rate of caesars in this state. Women need to feel supported and need someone that they know and not a stranger at their birth.

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    • Nicole Wooller AUSTRALIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I had a traumatic birth when I had my daughter. The midwife, Ob and Ob Registrar treated me like a slab of meat. When I had my son, I had continuity of care throughout my pregnancy and birth and the birth was an amazing experience. I don't plan to have any more children, but I want to prevent unnecessary trauma to other women in the future.

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    • Linda Puttick AUSTRALIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because it is important to all women of childbearing age for the future of childbirth in evolutionary terms

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    • Carol Pinch AUSTRALIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Women should be allowed the choice of where to birth and professional carer.

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