NSW homebirth baby died of brain injuries

A baby boy died of brain injuries received during and just after his homebirth in February 2015, a NSW coroner has found.

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A baby has survived after it's mother was killed in a shooting in the US. Source: AAP

A "beautiful and perfectly formed baby boy" died of brain injuries received during and just after his birth at his parents' home in northern NSW, a coroner has found.

The parents had been warned against their February 2015 home birth plans after the baby was found to be in a transverse or "sideways" position, Deputy State Coroner Harriet Grahame said on Wednesday.

She stressed the rights of women to decide how they will give birth and recommended the development of guidelines for GPs to assist and support them in advising patients in relation to requests for non-hospital births.


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Published 14 September 2016 at 2:36pm
Source: AAP