A couple of weeks ago I was interviewed by The Australian about having a home birth, for an article they were writing in response to the current situation about independent midwifery in Australia.
Although I said a lot of positive things about the beauty of a woman's body being able to birth naturally and the intimacy of a home birth, the journo chose to focus on the one negative I said about hospitals and birth centres. Ah well, I guess he had a point he was trying to get across.
So if you want to have a read, we're in today's Weekend Australian, in the health section. Or you could go online here.
PS. We're not moving overseas. But he asked me whether I would have a future unassisted home birth if independent midwifery was outlawed. I wouldn't, but I know there will be midwives who will still practice underground. I didn't really want to say – Our midwife will be there no matter what the law says! So I told him that I wouldn't want to endanger myself or my child with an unassisted home birth, so if it did become illegal here we would have to consider moving overseas to a country that supports independent midwives for my next birth.
PPS. Excuse the photo. I'm trying to cover my butt with a cushion, PB has terrible hat hair and little BB just looks like she's over the whole thing.