Home birth in Croatia: Is midwifery assistance potential ‘quackery’?
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) recently heard a case brought by a mother who wanted to guarantee a legal right to a home birth in Croatia. She explained that her first three births in hospital had gone normally but had been stressful ‘as she had felt that her wishes had not been respected and that she had not had control over […] procedures' (
In 2011, the Croatian Ministry of Health stated that the law required babies to be delivered in medical facilities. Home births were not regulated by law, and medical assistance would be considered ‘quackery’ (
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