How I found my tribe in Melbourne

At the start of this year I was feeling pretty lost. I was finally allowing myself to grieve the loss of my Dad who passed 12 months prior. I was working in a job that sucked the life and soul right out of me. And despite having lived in Melbourne for a year, I had...

Bodily autonomy of the birthing person

THE DEAD ARE GIVEN MORE BODILY AUTONOMY AND RESPECT THAN A BIRTHING PERSON. Yep, you didn’t misread – a dead person has more autonomy over what happens to their body than that of a LIVE birthing person. Does this statement shock you? Because it should. A recent...

A letter to the broken hearted Mama

I’m sorry that you didn’t get the birth you planned for, the birthed you worked hard towards, the birth that you and your baby deserved.  Your birth plan should have been respected and your dream birth should have been the focus of your care. I’m sorry that you had to...

Midwives are leaving in droves

Did you know that the average rate of midwife retention in the hospital system is 5 years? A MEASLY FIVE FREAKING YEARS! A Bachelor of Midwifery at a MINIMUM is 3 years of full-time study and direct entry midwives only make up roughly 10% of the Australian workforce....

My Journey to Birth Work (Part One)

Oh hey there – welcome to my blog! My name is Roxanne but my friends call me Rox. I thought as my first blog post, it would be cool to tell you my story of becoming a midwife. It might interest you to know that Midwifery was actually not my first career choice....