Two women charged over fatal homebirth

The pair face manslaughter charges over the death of a woman in a birthing pool eight years ago

Two women have been charged with negligent manslaughter over a fatal Melbourne homebirth more than eight years ago.

Caroline Emily Lovell, 36, died after giving birth in a pool at Watsonia in January 2012.

A 59-year-old Preston woman was arrested last Friday. Another women, aged 43, was also arrested at Mullumbimby, near Byron Bay, shortly afterwards.

They have been charged with Ms Lovell's negligent manslaughter.

Coroner Peter White in 2016 found the 36-year-old died after losing a lot of blood giving birth to a healthy daughter in a