Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Home birth a family affair (New Zeland)

Hawkes Bay Today, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, October 27, 2006

Alex Cameron has never liked hospitals, not even when he worked in one, so when his wife Ruth decided to have their first son at home he was rapt.

"It meant I could be more involved. In a hospital I wouldn't have been able to do anything - just sit there and hold her hand," the former army medic said.

When Jack was born 20 months ago and then Isaac eight months ago Alex was on hand to run the baths, lay down the tarpaulin and sheets in the lounge and serve coffee on demand.

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Colette's comment: typical feel-good homebirth story

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