Tag Archives: birth in Australia

I wish homebirth was illegal

This may surprise you all but I sometimes wish homebirth was illegal.*   Recently I saw a kind woman asking online what would be nice in a basket for her friend due to have her babe at home in the … Continue reading

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The mother of all rallies – a year on.

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Maternal mortality in Australia – 30% under-reported?

Maternal deaths in Australia compared with England and Wales from 1967 to 1969 The MMR for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women remains three times higher than the MMR for non-Indigenous women. Monitoring maternal mortality and morbidity in Australia We … Continue reading

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Throwing out the lies with the birth water – Sydney screening!

Throwing out the lies with the birth water is a documentary about a woman’s right to give birth at home. It outlines the key issues for birth choices in the Blue Mountains, NSW. It follows one woman’s journey before, during … Continue reading

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Catherine had a hospital birth, then an oops, and then….!

Make an on-line slideshow at www.OneTrueMedia.com Thank you for sharing your lovely montage! In her own words: Birth: Our Journey Home From hospital birth to accidental homebirth to planned homebirth. There were many reasons why we chose to birth our … Continue reading

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Opening your window to birth

Birth, she is dying. This primal and unspeakably powerful initiation, the only road to motherhood for our ancestors, has been stripped of her dignity and purpose in our times. Birth has become a dangerous medical disease to be treated with … Continue reading

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Weasel words revealed by the government

In a nicely Orwellian turn of phrase where we’re assured that our choices are being expanded, the government deigned to share some of their maternity “care” plans with us. Finally. The AMA’s choices are sure being expanded but those of … Continue reading

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