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Home Birth

A growing body of evidence shows that birthing in a primary setting, i.e. either a home birth or birthing a primary unit is the most important choice women wanting to avoid unnecessary interventions during labour and birth can make.

Large group of people marching in protest to save Lumsden Primary Birthing Unit

Primary Birthing Units and Small Maternity Hospitals

A growing body of evidence shows that birthing in a primary setting, i.e. either a home birth or a birth in a primary birthing unit is the most important choice women wanting to avoid unnecessary interventions during labour and birth can make. Unfortunately, not all NZ women have this option, and these units are under threat in some areas.

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