2 responses to “Maternity Review Continued”

  1. Rosie MW

    Make sure Dr Crap has a look at the NZ stats. NZ has a lower perinatal mortality rate than Australia and yet most women here choose a midwife as their Lead Maternity Carer (LMC) and never see a doctor.

    Midwives (including independent midwife LMCs) are legally acknowledged and paid by the government as autonomous practitioners able to practise without doctors with low risk women and our outcomes are better than Australia and significantly better than the US, which of course is even more medicalised.We have comprehensive referral guidelines when a pregnancy or birth become complicated.

    Let the stats speak … and all the best with your battle against this paternalistic arrogance. It’s all about money and power, not women and babies.

  2. Anonymous

    Isn’t it sad that this is being ‘sold’ as a way to save money? What a telling statement about the values of our government.