Baby deaths spark coronial recommendation to ban unregistered midwives

All three babies were delivered via home births involving former midwife Lisa Barrett and each birth involved complications; one was a large baby, one a breech birth and the third was one of twins.

In his findings on Wednesday South Australian deputy coroner Anthony Schapel said it was a "matter of certainty" that the babies would have lived if their mothers had elected to undergo a caesarean section.

Mr Schapel said even without such intervention the babies may have survived if their births had occurred in hospital rather than at home.

Ms Barrett gave evidence during the investigation of two