I am a lobbying campaigning experienced Australian midwife. Today in Ireland 4th of November midwives will be faced with legislation which will jail or fine them up to 165,000 ?currency if they practise home births against rules brought about by I can only guess obstetricians. Obstetricians in our country threatened the government with 6.5 million dollars worth of anti government if they allowed midwife medicare. That is if they gave women who choose midwives for home birth a rebate for having birth at home.
This has just happened and we are angry sad and disappointed at the power and paternalistic patriarchy which the 3 women in Australian Government gave them.
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Answer by BradenIsMySon at 4:56 PM on Nov. 3, 2010
wow, that really sucks. I had a home birth, i would be so pissed off if i was not able to have that option. Talk about government control....
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