Episode 45 - How to change the system

Episode 45 is all about the anatomy of change and the things YOU can do to create change in the system. This week we use a current issue to make our point and ask you to contribute to meaningful change by submitting your story or knowledge to the Inquiry into birth trauma and obstetric violence. Submissions close on Friday Aug 11th 2023. If you are listening to this after the submission date, this episode still offers practical and attainable strategies to illicit change in maternity care system. This week we are joined by Dr Hazel Keedle and Sharon Settecasse from @betterbirthsillawarra.

For easy access to making a submission to the inquiry into birth trauma you can go to @coreandfloorrestore and click on B’s link tree in from her bio. OR go to @betterbirthsillawarra and follow the prompts on their Instagram posts OR click the link here to take you to the make a submission page.

To go to the NSW government information page about the enquiry click here.

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