Hospital maternity departments are rapidly changing protocols and policies in an attempt to protect staff and patients from the Covid-19 virus. However, these changes leave birthing people concerned. As a result people are turning to homebirth in unprecedented numbers. We speak with Grace Sweeney, one of the coordinators of Homebirth Australia about this turn to homebirth and the campaign to support the sustainability of the homebirth care model.
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Amy McMurtrie, Anya Saravanan, Ayan Shirwa, Emma Hart, and Iris Lee