Birthing on Yuin Country
Model Of Care
Birthing On Country
Birthing on Country (BOC) is a continuation of thousands of years of knowledge and practice, which provides holistic maternal, child and family health care that embeds cultural integrity and safety during pregnancy, labour, birth and postnatal care.
BOC is about our women from community lead by our Elders and Aunties, to take back control for our Minga’s (mums) to birth healthy beautiful Gudjaga’s in a safe space that is centred around culture and then throughout the continuation of Minga’s and Gudjaga’s life cycle.
PREVENT THE SPREAD
Please self-isolate if you have any symptoms of COVID-19, including a sore throat, coughing or sneezing, or flu-like symptoms. Call our reception to make a telehealth appointment with one of our doctors.
BOOst & The Molly Wardaguga Research Centre
The Molly Wardaguga Research Centre was established in 2019 with the vision of returning birthing services to Indigenous Communities and Indigenous Control. The centre was named after Molly Wardaguga, Burarra Elder, Aboriginal Midwife, Senior Aboriginal Health Worker, and an major contributor to the Birthing On Country movement.
Today, the centre aims to support women’s cultural birthing aspirations, and dismantle westernised barriers in birthing and maternal healthcare.
The Building On Our Strengths (BOOst) research project is working with the centre to study and improve maternity services, with the aim of designing and delivering the best maternity care for the Community. The results of this study will be published shortly.
Watch this space!
The research team works in partnership with Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations, universities and health professional organisations.
Prevent The Spread
Please click here to find out more information about COVID-19 and how it has affected Waminda services. Please self-isolate if you have any symptoms of COVID-19, including a sore throat, coughing or sneezing, or flu-like symptoms. Call our reception to make a telehealth appointment with one of our doctors.
Our practice has an appointment booking system for all consultations, we can accommodate walk in consultations with the clinical team, but it is encouraged to make a booked appointment. On arrival you will be triaged by an Aboriginal health worker prior to seeing the Doctor. If you are unable to attend face to face due to symptoms, we have the option of a telehealth appointment.