This month it was an honour to send an incredible 90 copies of My Deadly Book About Me to the newly developed Waijungbah Jarjums service at Gold Coast University Hospital. Clinical Midwife Consultant and proud Ngunnawal woman Cassandra Nest, who is highly accomplished in her field, facilitated the purchase of My Deadly Book About Me to enrich the cultural support given to First Nations women who are accessing their important service.
“The books are going to be utilised as an incentive for accessing antenatal care. If women access more than five antenatal appointments with their midwife then we will give them one of your My Deadly Book About Me“, said Cassandra.
Waijungbah jarjums is co-designed and co-developed by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community on the Gold Coast. The service is aligned with principles of Birthing on Country and The First 1000 Days Australia. They offer continuity of care by the same midwife, midwifery cadet, nurse and health worker from conception to the First 1000 days of life. All of their staff identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.
Thanks Cassandra and Waijungbah Jarjums for supporting Indigenous business, and for believing in the power of My Deadly Book About Me!