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Hellena's home birth midwife - manslaughter charges?


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http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/sout ... 6987048463

Link not broken because news site.

Lisa Barrett, former midwife, friend of Hellena, now "birth advocate", is being investigated for manslaughter following a coronal inquest into her involvement in the preventable deaths of several home birth babies.

Warning - graphic content especially if you read the coroner's report.

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She just keeps popping up in the news every so often. She's already been banned from providing midwifery services for the pastyear or so, and surrendered her licence a year or so before that, IIRC....

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-12-06/l ... es/5139372 (not broken, news site)

She's nothing but a menace, and I'm glad they are still pursuing her. :evil:

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http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-03-11/e ... ed/5312462

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She was also fined $20,000 only a few weeks ago for breaching conditions but she still persists. Because she isn't registered and has no license the courts have to treat her as a lay person and the professional bodies (eg Midwifery Board) have no jurisdiction,

Her website is still up and running and offering her services.

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This woman is a menace. I can't believe pregnant women still go to her. Use any other midwife! And if other midwives don't think a home birth is safe for you and your baby, you should listen and go to the hospital!

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