In Australia, midwives have around two more years to attend home births before their doing so becomes a lot more difficult.Click through for the rest.
The Federal Government across the ditch had been debating new law around home births all year.
It had planned to make registration of private midwives attending Australia's 1000 plus home births difficult, as these midwives would have needed medical indemnity cover - which they currently can't get - to be able to register and practise.
A "mother of all rallies" was held with 2000 women and their home birthed babies marching on Canberra to protest the law, and opposing what they consider a restriction of choice.
The Liberal Government gave home birthers a reprieve until 2012, at which time the lack of this misadventure insurance looks set to potentially force the whole movement underground.
Again and again we seem to deal with these issues of denying women choice about their own bodies. Frankly I can't see myself ever choosing a home birth, but it's an important option that needs to be available to those that want it.