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No Virginia, abortion isn’t legal in Australia

“For years, women in Queensland have been assured that the anti-abortion laws were a ‘dead letter’ – that they would never be used. Now a young woman and her partner are facing trial under these laws and facing the prospect of years in prison.” Continue reading

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Homebirth. It just is.

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Talia is planning a homebirth for her first baby

  I am a 25 year old married woman, of Irish ancestry, living what most would see as a very conventional life – we own our home, both work in corporate jobs, drive European cars.  So, of course, people fall … Continue reading

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Nyree wants her next birth to be at home

Although I have not had a homebirth yet, I certainly plan on it next time. Here’s my story that I included in the Senate Committee submission: I miscarried my first child at 9 weeks – a devastating time for me, … Continue reading

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Sarah’s first baby was homebirthed with doulas and her partner attending

I live in Melbourne, Australia. I have a bachelor of arts, with honours in political science. I’m a white, married, heterosexual. I am the mother of one homeborn daughter. She was born shortly after my 25th birthday, in the presence … Continue reading

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Samantha has birthed at home twice

I live in Sydney, Australia. I am Anglo. I have a partner. I am the first person in my family that I know of who has homebirthed. I work from home so I can be a SAHM. I have had … Continue reading

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Linn’s first baby was born at home

I live in Brisbane, I identify as a white Australian, I am married, a stay at home parent and I have had one homebirth. I chose to birth at home because that is where I felt the most comfortable, safest, … Continue reading

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