"Home birth: Fantastic care from my GP and midwives."

About: GPs in the Ku-ring-gai Electoral District Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital

(as the patient),

I had fantastic one on one care with a private midwife for my pre natal care, my labour and birth and my post natal care. I had a second midwife as back up and a transfer plan with my local public hospital (Hornsby Hospital) . My GP also provided the prescriptions required for birth and the baby. The care from my GP and midwives was fantastic and I would not change a thing. My vaginal birth after caesarean was quick, easy and inspiring, and at home.

The only thing I would change was the onus on the hospital midwife and obstetrician I saw to officially advise me against birthing at home. Unofficially both wished me well and said I should expect a good outcome. So why the need for an 'official' line that seemed to have no consideration for my individual situation?

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