Three peak bodies for childbirth are pledging their support for a program to allow mothers in remote areas to have babies in their communities, rather than travel to cities.
The Australian College of Midwives, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the College of Rural and Remote Medicine have backed the proposal, which is modelled on a similar program in the Inuit community in remote Canada.
The Australian Opinion piece by Debbie Slater, Childbirth Australia: "Homebirth statistics", Tuesday 13 July, 2010.
Blog post on midwivesVictoria: "MANA critique of Wax et al, Am J Obstet Gynecol 2010", Monday 12 July, 2010.
Sydney Morning Herald article: "Home births a lonelier option due to midwife insurance risk". Features quotes from the Australian College of Midwives, Homebirth Australia and homebirth mother Tilly Mitchell. Sunday 11 July, 2010.
Blog post on Science & Sensibility: A Research Blog About Healthy Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond from Lamaze International: "Meta-analysis: the wrong tool (wielded improperly)", Saturday 10th July, 2010 by Amy Romano.
Border Mail article: "Dannii ‘showed home birth safe’", Saturday 10th July, 2010.
Daily Telegraph article: "Dannii Minogue shows new baby Ethan to the world via Twitter", Saturday 10th July, 2010.
The Australian Opinion piece by midwife Barb Cook: "Impossible midwives: private midwifery care", Saturday 10th July, 2010.
Blog post by Jennifer Block (US author of "Pushed"): New AJOG Home Birth Study Political?, Thursday 8th July, 2010.