Rhea Dempsey
Birthing Wisdom

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I was invited to Adelaide by Jo Hood, a birth activist who was working towards setting up a Maternity Coalition/Choices for Childbirth education series. She kindly organised a book event and presentation for me to share my work, as well as a workshop for women healing from difficult births organized with the support ofCARES (Caesarean Awareness Recovery Education Support).

Always distressing to hear the difficult birth stories, especially when it’s clear that in most cases it didn’t have to be that way … if only different choices were available or women were savvy about the birth scene before the birth rather than finding out after a distressing experience … still plenty of work to be done by birth activists.


Thank you Jo x

MAMA Daylesford

Off to Daylesford for an afternoon book event … lots of pregnant women and their partners, babies, children, some of whom I had been with as they were born … what a treat it is to see babies who’s births I’ve attended grown into happy kids.

Some stories, book readings and juicy birth chat … what better way to spend my time

The session was organised by Emma Ireland on behalf of the MAMA group in Daylesford.