Mums fight for home births

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Four Busselton mothers concerned about the future lack of choices for expectant women are going to join a rally at Canberra House next month.

Mother-of-five Jane Reynolds said proposed changes to Commonwealth legislation ... would take away the choice for women to home birth.

Mrs Reynolds said women in the South West depended on independent midwives for home birth deliveries but this would be hindered by their inability to secure professional indemnity insurance.

... Busselton was in an unusual position with three independent midwives and two in Bunbury and had become an "enclave for home births" with a heightened awareness of the proposed legislation, Mrs Reynolds told the Times.

Melissa Maimann, Essential Birth Consulting 0400 418 448