Women on the Central Coast of NSW will now have the option to give birth in the privacy and comfort of their own home, with access to a free midwife through the public health system.

The public-funded program was implemented last year, and hopes to reduce the need for interventions and the amount of newborns admitted to a special care nursery.

Image: Image: Unsplash/ Juan Encalada

Produced By: Ash Taylor

Featured In Story: Lynelle Hill- Director of Children, Women and Families, Central Coast Health District

First aired on The Wire, Thursday 28 March 2024