Sunday, December 26, 2010

A NEW ERA IN THE USE OF DRUGS IN OBSTETRICS - Primal Health Research Newsletter Vol 18. No 2



Published quarterly by Primal Health Research Centre

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Winter 2010 Vol 18. No2


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(The route to early birds REGISTRATION for the Midpacific Conference on Birth and Primal Health Research. Honolulu October 2012))

Michel Odent will be on tour in Australia in May, speaking at the CAPERS Passage to Motherhood Conference in Brisbane, and at Workshops in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, as well as Christchurch and Auckland (NZ) on other dates.  Click on the website for details, and to register.


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The “right to respect for private life” in Europe

The following article is copied from the Hungarian Civil Libities Union site.

Victory in Strasbourg for the cause of home birth!
December 14, 2010 17:03

Today, the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg handed down a judgment in which it holds that the Hungarian state has violated the “right to respect for private life” guaranteed by the European Convention on Human Rights.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Survey on prescribing courses for midwives

If you are a midwife practising privately in Australia, or if you intend to practise midwifery privately, please go to the APMA blog, read the message, and follow the links to the survey.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

How can I plan vbac?

The following letter (copied with permission) has been received from a woman who would dearly love to give birth spontaneously to her child next July.

I am 'just' pregnant, about 8 weeks. I had an 'emergency' caesarean with my first child after going with midwife led care through at XX Hospital.

I had a really hard time coming to terms with having has a caesarean and now seem to have anxiety when going in to the hospital.

We are a 1 income family and on a health care card, so although I would love to have a homebirth it is not going to be possible. I have contacted [a MIPP] and was hoping I could get medicare covered antenatal care and possible birth support in hospital, but after reading from your blog and midwives Victoria website this looks like it also won't be possible.

I am typing to you with tears in my eyes because I am unable to have the birth I want because I don't have enough money. Is there anything I can do?

I wrote many letters to the government during the health services review and am just so angry that we are not treated normally, respectfully and responsibly. Someone else's decision for me to have a caesarean means my choices are so limited now and that frightens me.