Kylie - posted on 09/13/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )
I was watching a special on homebirth in Australia last night on telly and was surprised when the reporter said almost half the states in America have made home birthing illegal.
And Australia is going down the same path because due to recent legislation, private insurers will no longer provide cover for home birthing midwives and the government has refused to subsidize professional indemnity insurance for homebirth claims. As a result these midwives will be unable to register, hence making it illegal for them to attend homebirths.
Do you think it’s a woman’s right to choose homebirth or is it putting her baby at too much risk?
Would you have a home birth with the help of a registered midwife?