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June 18th, 2009, 05:51 PM
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Tough new laws to make homebirths illegal | Health & Lifestyle | News.com.au

First, finding a birth centre here is hard. There are only a few, and they only take a very small number of women. (I booked in at 3 weeks and 6 days, and was lucky to get a place). Now this! Aaargh! The Australian medical system sucks!
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June 18th, 2009, 05:59 PM
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Oh geez!! That is terrible! I am afraid that one day soon it will come to this here in the States. I, like many others, are deathly afraid of the new administrations health care reform plan and am so glad I will be having my homebirth before things go into place. I would love to have another child...but with the state of healthcare I am afraid this will be our last if things head the direction I'm afraid they will. There are already laws being put in place in several states and it seems that they keep trying to make things harder and harder for midwives. So sorry this is going on over there! My hubby's sister is a midwife in Adelaide so I am going to have to ask for more details about this.
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June 18th, 2009, 06:00 PM
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It's actually wrong and right at the same time.
Looks like you guys have what's almost like an abortion debate.
Government would try to take every women's rights away if they had the chance and I truly believe that it's because we are women... bet more then half the people that voted for that law were men... how is that technically fare??

Although if you think about it, having a homebirth with someone who is not insured as a midwife leaves me unsettled also. In the US it seems to be easier to get insurance though. There are always "what ifs" in birth though, they need to stop singling certain groups out. People believe what they believe! Things like that, government shouldn't have a say in.
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June 18th, 2009, 06:19 PM
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It's actually wrong and right at the same time.
Looks like you guys have what's almost like an abortion debate.
Government would try to take every women's rights away if they had the chance and I truly believe that it's because we are women... bet more then half the people that voted for that law were men... how is that technically fare??

Although if you think about it, having a homebirth with someone who is not insured as a midwife leaves me unsettled also. In the US it seems to be easier to get insurance though. There are always "what ifs" in birth though, they need to stop singling certain groups out. People believe what they believe! Things like that, government shouldn't have a say in.
That's what makes me mad. The way it is now, at least you know that your midwife is insured and you have some protection. By making HB illegal, you loose that security. Here there is no such thing as a "lay midwife". In order to call yourself a midwife you MUST have correct training and be a registered nurse/midwife.
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June 18th, 2009, 06:29 PM
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Wow, that's really too bad.
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June 19th, 2009, 07:00 AM
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I didn't read the ad but I know in NC that homebirths are illegal....however, there is like an unground railroad going on there so that women may do it.
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June 19th, 2009, 07:09 AM
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our state says homebirth is illegal here unless you are amish.

I was very much considering one... but after talking with 2 midwives and them both saying given my history, not a good idea.

Thats fine... I can have a nice and good birth in a hospital too... im not gonna stress over it, the goal is a happy healthy baby in the end!
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