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Ngangk Waangening

Mothers' Stories

Aunty Doreen Nelson Rhonda Marriott AM Tracey Reibel

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Fremantle Arts Centre Prs
12 August 2021
This is a unique book of Noongar and Yamatji mothers' accounts of their birthing experiences, highlighting the importance of developing respectful, thoughtful, woman-centred care for Aboriginal women and their families.

In Ngangk Waangening, a group of Elder and Senior women generously share their birthing stories as a legacy for their families and communities, and as an educational tool for midwives and young mothers who may not have access to traditional support systems while giving birth to their babies.
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Imprint:   Fremantle Arts Centre Prs
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 215mm,  Width: 216mm,  Spine: 8mm
Weight:   400g
ISBN:   9780645129007
ISBN 10:   0645129003
Pages:   104
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Aunty Doreen Nelson (Author) Aunty Doreen Nelson is a Noongar woman, born on Balladong Country in the Wheatbelt area of Western Australia. Her family are the Jettas, the Yarrans and the Michaels, and she has lived for most of her life in the country but moved down to Perth in the last 30 years. Rhonda Marriott AM (Author) Rhonda Marriott was born in Derby, WA, and is a descendant of Kimberley Nyikina Aboriginal people and has devoted her adult life to nursing and midwifery in both clinical and academic roles. Much of Ngangk Yira's ethos is based on her experience over five decades, and almost three decades as an academic. In 2003, she became the inaugural Head of Ngangk Yira's School of Nursing. In additon to leading Ngangk Yira's research projects, Rhonda is a chief investigator for several NHMRC projects. Tracey Reibel (Author) Tracy Reibel is a passionate advocate for the routine provision of woman-centred care in maternity health systems, with over 25 years experience conducting research into maternal and infant health. In her role at Ngangk Yira, Tracy collaborates with a national network of colleagues, undertaking programs of work aimed at strengthening maternity care systems so these are culturally safe and meet Aboriginal women's cultural and personal needs.

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