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    Building on Our Strengths (BOOSt)

    Developing and Evaluating Birthing On Country Primary Maternity Units (NHMRC).

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    Indigenous Birthing in an Urban Setting (IBUS) (NHMRC)

    Achieving equity in birth outcomes, health status and life expectancy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families in urban Southeast Queensland.

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    Caring for Mum on Country

    Caring for Mum on Country is a participatory-action-research project working in collaboration with Yolŋu (Aboriginal) women in North East Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory, Australia.

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    National Support Service to the Australian Nurse-Family Partnership Program (ANFPP).

    The Molly Centre host the National Support Service for the ANFPP that supports women having an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander baby to have a healthy pregnancy; be a great mum; and achieve her personal goals. We provide data monitoring and reporting, education and training and professional support activities.

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    Stress in Pregnancy Studies

    We are members of the Stress in Pregnancy International Alliance and conducted the Queensland Flood Study in 2011. Please find the details of the Alliance here. This site also hosts the website for the Queensland Flood Study. You can read all about the study including the publications and presentations here as well as Birth in the Time of Covid Study.

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    Pain Relief During Labour Studies

    One-in-three women experience severe back pain during labour and birth. And now, a safe, simple and effective treatment to ease the pain is here, thanks research from Professor Sue Kildea at Charles Darwin University and Dr Nigel Lee from The University Queensland.

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