The symptoms of birth trauma are many and varied. A common theme is that the trauma interferes with your enjoyment of daily life. The trauma issues may surface at different times, and then completely disappear.
Some women experience:
benefits of birthing by midwives over doctors
The msin benefits of using a midwife are:
Higher chance of natural birth Continuity of care: you have the same midwife for pregnancy, labour, birth and postnatal care. Even with a private obstetrician, you'll be attended by midwives you have not met when you're in labour and afterwards when you stay in the ward with your new baby. If you choose midwifery care, especially private midwifery care (no private health insurance needed), you have the same person looking after you the whole way through.
do you need informed consent episiotomy
Most definitely! The only time consent is not needed is in a genuine emergency. Since women are generally awake for their births, there is no reason why your midwife or doctor would not seek your permission before doing an episiotomy, even in an emergency situation. Remeber - you can always say no to an episiotomy.
duty of care to an unborn child
Midwives and obstetricians do owe a duty of care to the baby. Babies do nto have any rights until they are born alive and take their first breath. Once they do that, they are afforded the full rights of a person.
no obstetrician for birth in private hospital
Currently, it is not possible to birth in a private hospital without an obstetrician. However, you can have a private midwife and a private obstetrician at aprivate hospital.
private birthing classes at home, Sydney
Yes, this is possible. See here.
will homebirth be legal after July, 2010?
Absolutely! Homebirth has always been, and will always be, legal. The ability for midwives to practice in women's homes is dependent on the midwife reporting every homebirth, letting women know that we are not insured for births at home, and also agreeing to abide by a quality and safety framework. This is all designed to give the public greater confidence in private midwifery services and to increase safety for women and babies.
Birth providers who support vbac in sydney