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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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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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Homebirth. It just is.

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The real birth wars

The “quality and safety framework” has been released. My response looks like this: Photo and video editing at www.OneTrueMedia.com Make an on-line slide show at www.OneTrueMedia.com Tweet

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Legal Regulation of Pregnancy and Childbirth

Via the ever marvellous Feminist Law Professors. As personhood of the foetus is foisted on Australian women via the backdoor of homebirth legislation, we should be paying attention to this. Legal Regulation of Pregnancy and Childbirth Courtney G. Joslin University … Continue reading

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More Henci Goer writing

I’m in danger of becoming a groupie. I was already wildly grateful for her work but after a morning of reading about pole dancing being a sport, how Australia lacks women in parliament, and how women aren’t too fussed by … Continue reading

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Joyous Birth’s senate submission Part the Fiftieth

Not content with sharing the lurve of the previous enquiries into who really owns women’s bodies  human rights Homebirth in Australia, here is the submission sent today to the next enquiry which I predict will find that women want midwives … Continue reading

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The Real Birth Wars *graphic warning*

Those not from around here might need a little explanation about this post. The dude in the suit peering at the baby he’s imprisoned in a plastic box, away from it’s mother, is Dr Andrew Pesce, current head of the … Continue reading

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