Eva and Peter were waiting for their second baby, when they decided they want live with their right of self-determination and Eva would like to giving birth at their home. In February 20. 2014. on the early hours of the day at 5.16am Zora was born.
In Hungary since the last few years there is hard debate about home birth. It started in October 5. 2010, when Ágnes Geréb - who is a Hungarian gynaecologist, midwife and psychologist, the pioneer of father's participation in deliveries at hospital and homebirth - got arrested after being accused of negligent malpractice. She faces a long prison sentence. The arrest sparked outrage among home birth activists worldwide. On 21 December 2010, Gereb was freed from prison and placed under house arrest. On March 23, 2011, she received a 2-year minimum security prison sentence.
In April 2011 the government made a new law of homebirth, where they fixed the circumstances of home birth and the regulation and acceptance of midwives.
Even the with this new law made the homebirth accepted and legal some of the doctors and medical workers still doing kind of witch-hunt against.
On February 20, 2014, on the day when Zora was born at home Geréb’s home arrest was changed to lighter - now she only can not leave Pest county.
I find really important the right for self-determination. And for me - who doesn't want give birth at home - the whole story of home birth speaks about self determination unequivocally. I mean, I’m a responsible adult, who is able to make decision about myself and my beloved one’s life events, and sum up the expected risks.