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Freebirth 16 August 2007
Newborn baby
Women who give birth without medical assistance.

The government has pledged that all women will be able to choose a midwife assisted home birth by 2009. But what about those who decide to go one step further and give birth without any medical help whatsoever? These women are choosing ‘freebirth’ and there is now a growing on-line community of freebirthers sharing their opinions and experiences.

Julia Wilson talks to Kathy Caton about the freebirth of her daughter Madeleine in March this year and Jenni is joined by Australian GP Dr Sarah Buckley – who chose a freebirth for her fourth child and is the author of Gentle Birth Gentle Mothering - and Sue MacDonald from The Royal College of Midwives.

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