What is your businesses stance on supporting new parents? Edwina Sharrock shares her thoughts on what businesses should consider. Find out more about Edwina below:
Edwina Sharrock is a registered midwife and mum of two from Tamworth in New South Wales who is building an empire helping women give birth.
Driven by the closure of 41% of Australian maternity units in the past 15 years ‚Äö√Ñ√Æ primarily in rural, regional and remote Australia ‚Äö Sharrock wanted to give more women access to the best information possible. She created Birth Beat, an online platform that combines convenience with the latest in childbirth education.The closure of nearly half the countrys maternity wards has drastically reduced Australians' access to quality childbirth classes, Sharrock says. Birth Beat provides a solution to that problem through an accessible, fun and comprehensive online course with all the information expectant mothers and their partners need.
Recent research makes it clear that quality childbirth education significantly lowers levels of birth interventions like caesarean sections, which in turn reduces the length and cost of hospital stays and frees up more beds.
Sharrock believes Birth Beat has the capacity to change how Australian parents prepare for childbirth.