A few weeks ago, at the Childbirth Rights on the Fringe event, I was fortunate enough to meet the very warm and articulate, Bashi Hazard. Among other actions she is working on at present, is a petition she has constructed to be presented to RANZCOG about women’s right to information in pregnancy and birth with which to be making informed decisions about our birthing and babies.
Women of Australia,
In response to the “horror intervention rates” story published in the SMH a few weeks ago, RANZCOG issued a statement saying that women have never been better informed about their choices in pregnancy and birth.
Do you agree? Did you know what to expect when you walked into that birthing suite for the first time? Had your caregiver already discussed the pros and cons of every intervention, including risks, recovery times and impact on you and the baby before hand?
Did your doctor or hospital ever discuss their induction or caesarian rates? Did you know you would be separated from your baby if you agreed to a caesarian?
It costs nothing and means everything when women are fully informed about their choices in pregnancy and birth.
If you agree, please join me in telling RANZCOG at https://women.good.do
My warmest regards,
Bashi Hazard, solicitor
You can like her work on Facebook.
You can sign the petition @ Informed choice, informed consent – for all the women of Australia