Pregnancy, Birthing and Health for Indigenous Families

  • Terry Dunbar
  • Margaret Scrimgeour


This chapter covers the topic of health and birthing. The chapter focuses on the perspectives of the LSIC Parent 1s about the birth of their child and their health wellbeing. The analysis explores the dimensions of a positive and healthy birthing experience for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers and how this experience helps to grow strong children/strong families/strong communities. The chapter also explores how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their children negotiate post-birth activities such as breast feeding and diet. We then develop our findings to consider the results whether these analyses might better inform policy within the child health and maternity sectors.


Torres Strait Islander Aboriginal Woman Relative Isolation Indigenous Child Pregnancy Advice 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Terry Dunbar
    • 1
  • Margaret Scrimgeour
    • 1
  1. 1.University of AdelaideAdelaideAustralia

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