In a submission on National Strategies for Maternity care, the Australian Christian Lobby highlighted the central value as being the well being of mother and baby but also: promoting the family as the best social unit for children. Promoting perinatal mental health; supporting breastfeeding; and establishing perinatal palliative care.

The submission also stressed the importance of care in the first thousand days of life which commence with conception until the child's second birthday.

You can read the submission here:

180622_Maternity.pdf