Homebirth and the Covid19 Pandemic

Monday, 10 August 2020 - 8:30am to 9:00am
A woman sits in a homebirth pool holding her baby in front of her, she is smiling and has her eyes closed. A woman stand outside of the pool with her hands around her shoulders.

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.

Photo credit: Jerusha Sutton

Monday 8:30am to 9:00am
A national feminist current affairs program for community radio. A gender analysis of contemporary issues, as well as in-depth analysis by a range of women and gender diverse people around Australia and internationally. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network (CRN). You can listen to some of our previous shows here: www.3cr.org.au/womenontheline/itunes


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