Can midwives administer oxytocin at a home birth?

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Can midwives administer oxytocin at a home birth?

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Yes, if it’s to manage excessive bleeding after the baby is born, but we cannot use it to induce or augment the labour. Those interventions must be attended in the hospital as they carry risks to the baby. Midwives routinely carry oxytocics to births in case they are needed. Cost of homebirths in the illlwarra Private midwifery costs somewhere between $3000 and $6000. Essential Birth Consulting has new payment structure where families may choose to pay by the hour, potentially making this the best value midwifery service in Sydney, at around $3000 for a complete package of pregnancy, birth and postnatal care.

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