New program gives Central Coast women access to home birth

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Women on the Central Coast of NSW will now have the option to give birth in the privacy and comfort of their own home, with access to a free midwife through the public health system.

The public-funded program was implemented last year, and hopes to reduce the need for interventions and the amount of newborns admitted to a special care nursery.

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