I am a homebirth midwife in Australia. In the last 12 months i have been actively supporting homebirth VBAC's. I expect to have assisted around 20 women to birth at home following C/S this year. I have become the most outspoken supporter of these women in Australia and am being phoned by women through out Australia and women are moving from interstate to be able to access my care.
About 6 months ago the director of Midwifery asked to meet me and said during the meeting that if it was seen that i was out side 'safe practice ' she would ensure that i would be reported to the nurses board. Following this i have had 2 letters from the Director of Obstetrics, at our major teaching , almost quoting her after they have reviewed my clients during pregnancy ( as is required by the Australian College of Midwife. which my practice complies with).
I'm am looking for international research/information to support the practice of women choosing to birth at home following a C/S.
I would like to meet with the Director of Obstetrics and have a good case to present to her regarding the safety and efficacy of homebirthing with women wishing VBAC.
I'm looking for advice and support about how to proceed with this and any 'papers' you are aware of to support my stance.
Many thanks in advance.