International Home Birth Day

On International Home Birth Day, our vice-chair, Louise, shares her home birth experiences. I watched my Mum opt for a home birth when she was pregnant with my sister in 1989.  I listened as her choice was dismissed by various medical professionals.  My Mum was young and we didn’t live in a big house and her GP informed her that home birth was the “first act of child abuse!”  Undeterred, my Mum eventually found a GP who would attend the birth, as was necessary then. He... Read More