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Caring for Aboriginal mothers and babies – maternal examination

Posted on: 25 August, 2014
Issue: Vol 14 No 3, July 2014 – September 2014
Related to Births Health promotion Infants and young children Women Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers

Sista Girl Productions (2014)
Caring for Aboriginal mothers and babies – maternal examination
Melbourne: The Royal Women’s Hospital, Victoria

This video resource has been produced for midwives, nurses and Aboriginal Health Workers to help them provide culturally safe maternity care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers.

A midwife explains the process involved when performing a post natal examination of a Aboriginal mother before being discharged from hospital.

The video highlights the importance of discussing with the mother:

  • the maternal physical examination
  • sexual health and contraception options
  • pap tests
  • maternal care plan.

The video also highlights the vital role of the Aboriginal Liaison Officer.

The video was produced in partnership with the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO), Koori Maternity Services and Maternity services program.

Abstract adapted from the Royal Women’s Hospital Victoria

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