Freebirther shamed after baby's death
A Sydney coroner has condemned a high-profile “apostle” for freebirths, following the death of her own baby, who was born unattended at home.
Janet Fraser was the leading figure of the Joyous Birth movement and had suggested doctors and midwives were committing “birthrape” on women in labour.
In March 2009 she gave birth to her baby Roisin in an inflatable wading pool in the study of her home in Sydney’s inner west. Her partner, Trevor Stokes, and a friend, Marianna Duce