Thursday, April 16, 2009

Surge in home births in South Australia

The Advertiser


April 13, 2009

"TWICE as many women are choosing to give birth at home, the latest statistics show.

"The number of home births increased from 44 - 0.2 per cent of births - in 1997 to 107 - 0.5 per cent of births - in 2007.

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Note: Homebirth is able to be accessed within publicly funded models in South Australia, as well as privately. The South Australia Department of Health (DoH) Policy for Planned Birth at Home in South Australia was published in 2007.

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