Serenity Mackay had always wanted to give birth in water. She loved the beach and swimming, and that's where she felt most comfortable. But unfortunately when she fell pregnant, water birth wasn’t an option at her local hospital.
Nevertheless, as a proud first nations woman with ties to the Biripi nation, Serenity was determined to feel connected to the earth on which she gave birth. So she sought the help of the Waminda Birthing On Country program to make her delivery as culturally significant as possible.
Host: Jessie Stephens
Guests: Serenity Mackay & Melanie Briggs
Producer: Gia Moylan
Executive Producer: Elissa Ratliff
The Delivery Room is made in partnership with Elevit.
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