Between The Covers speaks with author Jodie Miller on her memoir and her experiences of writing and living the events of the work. Buy her book here –
CELEBRATING 2020: THE YEAR OF THE NURSE AND MIDWIFE
It’s 1999 and Jodie doesn’t want children. When her husband threatens, baby or bust, she resists. But 30 is approaching, and her eggs aren’t getting younger.
By chance, Jodie gets access to the only public Birth Centre in South East Queensland; one of two in the entire state. She is profoundly changed by her baby’s beautiful birth and becomes an advocate at the hospital while a larger, national campaign for birth reform is growing.
Having babies herself and supporting others in birth, Jodie uncovers the secret women’s business that conservative obstetricians deny and resist.
In Australia, one-third of all births are caesarean and one in ten women experience Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. If reproduction is a feminist issue, welcome to the forgotten women’s movement.
“Midwives weren’t able to force change alone. Jodie’s devotion and dedication are commendable. The midwifery world needs more like her.” Beth McRae, author of ‘Outback Midwife’