Herstory of N.Z. Homebirth Association
This Herstory is not only a record of this struggle, it is also to pay tribute to those, mainly women, who challenged a superior and well entrenched force.
The wonder of the home birth movement is that such a comparatively small group of busy parents managed to effect such major and fundamental changes in the maternity services in such a short space of time – first in the moderation of attitudes and practices of the health professionals and eventually in the status of midwives.
This Herstory is not only a record of this struggle, it is also to pay tribute to those, mainly women, who challenged a superior and well entrenched force. Amidst breast feeding babies, coping with toddlers, cooking meals, washing nappies they attended meetings and seminars, planned strategies, wrote letters and submission among the crumbs on the kitchen table, churned out newsletters on ancient gestetners, lobbied MPs and became a politically strong ‘vociferous minority’.
- An Idea Whose Time Had Come
- Winds of Change
- New Zealand Homebirth Association is Born
- Selfish Mothers
- Hard Labour, Painful Transition Gentle Birth
- 1983 and All That
- Growth and Development
- Is a DM Worth Her Fee
- Consumer Action
- Conflict in Northland
- Rutherford was Born at Home
- Statistics 1974-1990
Christchurch Home Birth Association
Gisbourne Home Birth Association