Home Birth Advocate Dies in Childbirth

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-15-2009
Home Birth Advocate Dies in Childbirth
Thu, 02-02-2012 - 1:26pm


Caroline Lovell, a home birth advocate, died in childbirth on January 24th.

The question at the end of the article asks if this changes your feelings on homebirths. I can't really say because I can't tell from the article if she gave birth at home or at the hospital. I'm thinking this was a hospital birth because of this blurb:

Caroline Lovell, who advocated for midwife funding and legal protection in Australia, died Jan. 24, a day after she was rushed to the hospital during labor, according to the Herald Sun newspaper.

I wonder if her death will have an impact on those who are trying to decide between a hospital birth and a home birth.

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-09-2012
Thu, 02-02-2012 - 4:23pm

That is so sad. I hope it does not hurt her cause. Even the best and most prepared situations can have risks and problems. Her poor family.

Community Leader
Registered: 04-18-2003
Fri, 02-03-2012 - 9:46am

There isn't enough information available.