Are you currently pregnant or planing a future pregnancy? Are you are midwife, midwifery student, or birth attendant?
Join us for a special evening with Rhea Dempsey at The Birth House
Thursday 9th of November, 6.30-9.30pm
Rhea will address the topic:
‘Why continuity of care is magic’
In more than thirty years of birth support work, Rhea has witnessed an unprecedented rise in unnecessary medical interventions during birth—and the development of a culture that, rather than supporting women to birth naturally, is actually undermining them.
Rhea’s passion is to educate women about the impact of our birth culture on the outcome of our births. Instead of fear, Rhea wants women to go into labour with confidence in their bodies and their support people, and the knowledge that will give them the best possibility of natural birth.
In many cultures and across time, the challenging journey of pregnancy and birth was celebrated and honoured as a transformational process, a ‘rite of passage’. Women were supported in this journey and enabled to find the inner resources they would need to become powerful birthing women and strong mothers. Often in our highly interventionist ‘labour-bypass’ era, a woman’s need to consciously experience this transformational process is not fully recognised or adequately supported.
Universally, women have taken this rich purposeful journey in the company of other women, and current research continues to indicate that instinctive physiological birthing is enabled through the connection of woman-to-woman support.
The intention of my Birthing Wisdom work — workshops, birth support, counselling practice, birth attendant training, presentations and talking birth talk wherever, whenever and to whoever — Is to keep alive a trust in, and possibility for normal physiological birth — Rhea
Tickets $25, with all proceeds to Birth for Humankind to continue to provide free birth support and education for women in need. The only program of its kind in Victoria – we give women experiencing financial hardship and social disadvantage access to free pregnancy, birth and early parenting support through our doula support program.