Rigg, E. C, Schmied, V., Peters, K. & Dahlen, H. (2015). Not addressing the root cause:An analysis of submissions made to the South Australian Government on a Proposal to Protect Midwifery Practice. Women and Birth,28(2), 121-128. Netherlands: Elsevier BV. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2014.12.005
Reports of unregulated birth workers attending birth at home, with no registered midwife in attendance (freebirth), have become more frequent in Australia in recent years. A Coronial Inquiry (2012) into the deaths of three babies born at home in South Australia resulted in a call for legislation to restrict the practice of midwifery to registered midwives. A Proposal to Protect Midwifery Practice in South Australia was issued as a consultation paper in January 2013. To report the views of those making a submission to the Proposal to Protect Midwifery Practice in South Australia.
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