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Pregnancy and birthing can be scary, and women should have more choice about their maternity care

28 November 2015

Pregnancy and birthing can be scary, and women should have more choice about their maternity care.

From next year, two pilot sites – at Monash Health and at Northern Health – will be established to give women the choice to give birth in a public hospital as a private patient of an eligible midwife.

More than 70,000 babies are born each year in Victoria, and this initiative means Victorian women will have more maternity choices than ever before.

Reviewed 10 February 2021

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