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Hungarian Home Birth Midwife Arrested

Hungarian Home Birth Midwife Arrested

Hungarian women wishing to birth naturally face an uphill battle. The hospital system is highly interventionist; including routine inductions and episiotomies. The cost to women for obstetric care is significant, up to a month’s wages. While our maternity care system here in New Zealand provides free, woman-centred, competent home birth midwifery care, this was not always so. Stories like this one give us a chance to reflect on what we have, and what we stand to lose if it is not protected.