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Wondering From the Womb: Antenatal Yarning In Rural Victoria

  • Kathy Crouch (a1)


This program development report describes the birth of ‘Wondering From the Womb’, a self-determined antenatal yarning resource created through a culturally respectful action research project undertaken in rural Victoria with Indigenous and non-Indigenous community members and professionals. The qualitative reviews completed within Community involved 40 participants who shared their wisdom and experiences regarding antenatal health, parenting and child-rearing practise and connection to Country. The resulting yarning resource, written from the perspective of a baby in the womb, has encouraged curiosity and wonder about what antenates can teach adults and community members regarding their life, learning and healing. Future uses for such a resource are identified with an aim to continue self-determined, culturally respectful service delivery for Indigenous babies, children and families across the Loddon Mallee region.


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address for correspondence: Kathy Crouch, 120 madden ave Mildura Vic 3500. E-mail:


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Wondering From the Womb: Antenatal Yarning In Rural Victoria

  • Kathy Crouch (a1)


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