Multiple perspectivesAMBA is honoured to be a contributor to a world-first, international discussion paper, focusing on a wide-ranging overview of issues and challenges for families and health professionals during pregnancy, birth and the early life of twins and higher order multiples. Our Chairperson, Ashlee Tenbergeis a contributor to this exciting Australian publication.

This first-ever international discussion paper is a collaboration of multiple-birth agencies: Twins Research Australia (TRA), Twins and Multiple Births Association UK (TAMBA), Australian Multiple Birth Association (AMBA), and the International Council of Multiple Birth Organisations (ICOMBO). This collaboration has brought together the experience and expertise of the many stakeholders in multiple-birth healthcare including parents, community organisations, health professionals, researchers and educators. This discussion paper is a compilation of case studies and opinions collected from these key stakeholders. It aims to identify the difficulties facing multiple-birth babies and their families, the gaps in our current knowledge, and the way forward to address these gaps.

Download the discussion paper:  pdf Multiple Perspectives Discussion Paper 2019.05 (980 KB)

MBAW2019 White on Purple

At Convention 2018, the AMBA Board launched the MBAW 2019 theme of ‘Share the Journey’. MBAW 2019 also has a revised date, bringing it forward - it is now from the 24th of February to the 3rd of March.

The journey of carrying, delivering and raising two or more babies at once is no easy feat and a task best shared with a trusted and supportive network. AMBA helps families build these essential connections by linking them with community, information and support..

 

The theme for Multiple Birth Awareness Week (MBAW) 2019 is 'Share the Journey'
24th of February to the 3rd of March 2019

Read more: Multiple Birth Awareness Week 2019 - 'Share the journey'

At the 2018 AMBA National Convention, we launched the AMBA Member/nonMember Survey.

 

This survey is designed to get a snapshot of how members and nonmembers currently feel about their respective clubs (if a member), how they found out about the clubs, what benefits they receive, etc.

The information provided in the survey will allow AMBA to ensure that we are currently on target with the current goals, and will help guide the strategic direction of AMBA over the next 3 years. Survey results will also be made available to club committees to assist with future development of activities and events.

The link to the AMBA Member survey is below (due date 30th January) and takes less than 10 minutes to complete:

https://www.amba.org.au/membersurvey

Read more: AMBA Member/nonMember Survey

parliament nswAMBA has responded to an invitation from NSW parliament to provide a submission regarding an inquiry into ways to improve physical health, mental health and child protection outcomes for new parents and babies. The inquiry examined if current services meet the needs of new of parents and babies. There will be a focus on how to improve the mental and physical health of families with new babies. The inquiry also looked at how health outcomes for babies can be improved, and the role of technology in service delivery will also be examined.

Read more: Parliamentary inquiry into support for new parents and babies in NSW
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