This is what we have been dealing with all week:
Dear friends of homebirth,
I am seeking your urgent assistance to challenge a landmark case of a Western Australian homebirth midwife's investigation for accepting a VBAC client. If left unchallenged, this case will create a precedent which will make it impossible for any registered midwife in Australia to accept a VBAC client for homebirth.
I need to state upfront that this midwife has operated totally within her scope of practice, and has followed the ACM Guidelines to the letter. The birthing woman in the case has since given birth at home, with no complications or problems at all. Yet the midwife is under investigation and is unable to provide intrapartum (labour and birth care) to VBAC women, pending investigation. This is a deliberate political case to set a precedent and cut VBACs out of homebirth.
More details will be released about the case, pending the midwife’s legal advice.
You don't have to be a homebirther, VBAC'er, or live in Australia to help protect our right to choose HBAC as an option! Please join our grassroots movement by visiting the Facebook page linked below:
Save HBAC in Australia (fan page)
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