Lack of maternal wards in regional areas blamed for home births

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Regional women are being forced into home births due to a lack of services in their area. Well, that’s according to the Daily Telegraph anyway. The paper has been running stories this week about four babies that have died during home births. While advocates refute the idea that giving birth this way is a desperate and dangerous measure, the story does highlight the impact of dwindling maternity services in regional Australia.

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