Midwife encourages natural births

Interested in home birth, hospital birth or Medicare-funded private midwifery care? Questions or comments? Email Melissa Maimann or call 0400 418 448. Link

GOLD Coast Midwifery Practice ... is all for natural births.

When it comes to having a baby ... a vaginal birth was the best-designed system.

''A vaginal birth has many inherent safety mechanisms that protect both mother and baby,'' ...

However, elective cesareans are becoming more common on the Gold Coast ...

''We live in a very technocratic society where people like to have as much control as possible,''

... ''It ... raises the question of a lack of continuity of care in the health system.

''Care is fragmented and many women aren't able to form a bond with a care giver. Therefore the process of having a baby can be frightening and they opt for the easy option of having an elective cesarean.'' ...

Melissa Maimann, Essential Birth Consulting 0400 418 448