Newsletter 118

March 2022 WELCOME, TENA KOUTOU KATOA, KIA ORANA, TALOFA LAVA,  MALO LELEI,  FAKAALOFA ATU. Editorial The latest Report on Maternity published annually by the Ministry of Health shows that from 2009 to 2019 (the latest report available), home …

Newsletter 117

Newsletter 117 May 2021 WELCOME, TENA KOUTOU KATOA, KIA ORANA, TALOFA LAVA,  MALO LELEI,  FAKAALOFA ATU. Welcome to the May 2021 issue of the MSCC’s Newsletter This newsletter is the first one that has been published by MSCC in …

Newsletter 116

Table Of ContentsMaternity Services Consumer Council (MSCC) Turns 30!Birth During the PandemicPrimary Birthing Options  – A Healthy Pandemic ResponseMidwives & Covid-19Pandemic, lock-down and postnatal depressionCOVID-19, Pregnancy, Birth and BreastfeedingMy Vaginal Breech Birth, by Jessica HowBreech …

Issue 115

We look at the evidence that supports primary birthing options and the state of primary birthing units in several parts of the country.
Pregnant woman and midwife discussing options while midwife feels her pregnant belly

Issue 114

We compare local and national maternity statistics to see if midwifery care throughout the maternity experience supports physiological pregnancy, labour, birth and breastfeeding, and reduces the rate of interventions experienced by birthing mamas. We share …

Issue 113

We summarize the data in the 2017 Report on Maternity, specifically in terms of its impact on breastfeeding. Our analysis is accompanied by statements from women who responded to the 2018 on-line survey.

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