She said, “Everybody knows if you are too careful you are so occupied in being careful that you are sure to stumble over something.”
My 32 years as a Registered Midwife in Australia and deep connection with the much stronger family culture of Indonesia taught me that what mums need is to be themselves.
This month in Brisbane Dr Luke McLindon seems to have lost his job for revealing apparently appalling impacts of vaccines on miscarriage rates for pregnant women. The reports about his data state that 74% of women vaccinated against Covid have miscarried compared with normal miscarriage rates of 5-16%. Prima facie it appears possible from these figures that vaccine mandates in McLindon’s part of Brisbane could be killing as many as 50% of babies which women and their families want to have.
It appears that fear of a horrible thing being revealed is leading to an attempt keep that horrible thing secret. You cannot solve a healthcare problem if you do not find out what it is.
Midwifery taught me to trust the instincts and knowledge of mothers. To let and empower them to look after themselves and their families.
Angie (an assumed name) is a professional woman on the front lines in the health system in Melbourne, Victoria. She cares about truth and about other people.
After her first dose of the Pfizer vaccine she started having stabbing sensations in the chest and hoped it was nothing serious. (This is a common reaction to chest pain.)
But one evening an online friend who was an experienced emergency department doctor told her “Go and get it checked out.” Angie went straight to an emergency department of a major Mellbourne public hospital.
About half a dozen people were in the waiting room.
Angie told the young triage nurse that she had had chest pain for a few days and believed it was because of the Pfizer vaccine. The nurse said an electrodardiogram would be performed. This is a standard test for chest pain. It is a quick and simple test to perform but often needs specialist nursing or medical eyes to interpret accurately.
Four hours later Angie had not been seen. She went back to the counter and told the same nurse behind the security screen that she had to work in the morning and was going to leave. The nurse said, “If you still aren’t feeling well, go to your GP.” (General Practitioner or Family Doctor)
Angie left, disgusted.
The ECG had not been performed.
What sort of health care is this?
The Victorian government imprisons five and a half million people in their own homes when diagnosed cases of Covid in the whole state are double figures.
But when the vaccine causes chest pain, basic testing doesn’t get done.
Back at home, Angie could not report chest pain on the government website designed to report side effects.