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Article in Gold Coast Bulletin plus VIDEO: "Birth centre open and baby comes too", Saturday 17 July, 2010.
THE Gold Coast Hospital's Birth Centre was reopened in the nick of time for Karen and Ben Trevers-Grace following a tumultuous 24 hours in which the centre was closed, picketed and then forced to re-open and then was became the scene of the birth of their second son.
Mrs Trevers-Grace of Coombabah said after yesterday's rollercoaster ride, she was relieved to hear the good news.
''We got a call from the CEO himself at 7pm to tell us it was reopening and we were so relieved,'' she said.
''I think it showed because my body realised it was safe to give birth and two hours later I was in labor.''
Editorial in Gold Coast Bulletin:"Mums-to-be need better treatment", Saturday 17 July, 2010.
Article in Gold Coast Bulletin plus VIDEO: "Mum power reopens Coast birth centre", Saturday 17 July, 2010.
Article in Courier Mail: "Protests get Gold Coast Hospital's birth centre reopened", Friday 16 July, 2010.
After a full day of negotiations, Dr Nowitzke agreed to reopen the centre.
Maternity Coalition Queensland branch president Rebecca Jenkinson called the closure ''an attack on women's choices''.
Online article on ABC: "Families in shock at birth centre closure", Friday 16 July, 2010.
7 News video story, Friday 16 July, 2010.
Online article on Prime: "Mums and midwives rally after birth centre closure", Friday 16 July, 2010.
Article in Gold Coast Bulletin plus VIDEO: "Hundreds march to save Coast birth centre", Friday 16 July, 2010.
Article in The Australian: "Protests after Gold Coast Hopsital's birth centre closed over safety concerns", Friday 16 July, 2010.