Midwives face court over mother's death

Two women have been charged with negligent manslaughter after a mother died following a homebirth in Melbourne in 2012

More than 30 witnesses will give evidence in a case of two midwives charged over the death of a Melbourne mother just hours after she gave birth in 2012.

Already a mother of one, Caroline Emily Lovell, who was 36, gave birth to a healthy baby girl in a pool in the living room at her Watsonia home in January that year.

After the birth she collapsed. She was taken to hospital and died later that day.

Midwives Gaye Demanuele and Melody Bourne were charged last year with