EP 9 – FIRST NATIONS MOTHERS AND BIRTHING CARE
This week we explore the “chasm” that is the disparity between First Nations and Non-Indigenous prenatal and antenatal healthcare. The statistics are staggering with maternal deaths for First Nations mothers being 3.7 times higher than for other Australian women, perinatal deaths being twice as high with preterm births the largest contributing factor to infant and child mortality.
Listen in to Beth and Belle explore why this is the case, where we’re going wrong and how we can finally bridge this gap forever. They spoke with two leading experts in this field of research; Professor Catherine Chamberlain who breaks down the gap between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous mothers in birthing aftercare as well as Dr Yvette Roe an advocate for Birthing on Country Services that reintegrate traditional indigenous birthing methods and wisdom with modern western science. As always the very best music around with this episode exclusively featuring feminine identifying Indigenous artists.
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