Message from the Chairman
Greetings on the occasion of International Women’s Day, Friday March 8, a time to pause and reflect on the value of women in our society and the world. It is my privilege, every day, to meet women as they experience the journey of pregnancy, birth and motherhood. I admire women for their choice to undertake that journey, for their physical and emotional strength. I celebrate their joy and I am moved beyond words by the purity of their love and their selfless devotion to their children. My heart aches when I witness the pain that comes with loss in pregnancy or birth. I am determined that we as individuals and as a community must support women for whom mental illness impairs their experience of mothering. On International Women’s Day, on behalf of the Gidget Foundation, we express our admiration, appreciation and love for the women in our lives and wish them happiness today and beyond. Dr Vijay Roach.