Midwife sanctioned after two homebirth deaths

A midwife who assisted with two homebirths where the babies later died has been found guilty of professional misconduct.

Machelle Sheldrick worked as a midwife at Port Macquarie Base Hospital in NSW, but has overseen 43 homebirths privately, after taking on private clients from 2007.

According to the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal, she was involved in a breech birth death in October 2012 and a preterm stillbirth in