Gertrude Stein died this day 76 years ago.
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.
This means letting them make their own choices based on their own sense of what is right for them.
Not mandating medications rushed on to the market in a climate of fear.
Geoff Fox, 27th July, 2022, Down Under
ps I rate Gertrude Stein a brilliant Indigenous Woman Of The Anglosphere.