IMAGE CREDIT: JERUSHA SUTTON
"MY HOMEBIRTHS WERE THE MOST BLISSFUL, TRANSFORMATIVE AND EMPOWERING EXPERIENCES OF MY LIFE. THE FEELING OF BRINGING YOUR BABY TO YOUR CHEST BY YOUR OWN POWER, SURROUNDED BY LOVE AND SUPPORT IN YOUR OWN HOME, IS NEXT TO NONE. I WOULD GIVE BIRTH AGAIN IN A HEARTBEAT!"
So, you're interested in homebirth! What led you here? Was it your intuition, the beautiful birth stories or the research? In this section we explore all the bits of information about homebirth that you can use to make a decision about what feels right for you. We look through the research into homebirth, provide guides for choosing a midwife and preparing for your homebirth, discuss why women choose to birth at home, explore the current situation for homebirth in NSW and provide a multitude of homebirth resources. If something is missing, let us know!
WHY CHOOSE A HOMEBIRTH
Women choose homebirth for many reasons! Some of these reasons are personal, some are cultural, sometimes it's related to safety and sometimes it's a decision the whole family makes together. Find out more about the reasons women and families choose to have a homebirth in this segment.
HOMEBIRTH RESEARCH & EVIDENCE
There is a wealth of quality evidence from around the world and right here in Australia supporting the safety of planned, midwife assisted homebirth. Find out more about some of this research as it pertains to Australian women accessing care in Australia today.
PREPARING FOR A HOMEBIRTH
Many people are surprised to know that they can have a baby at home and that any home is a suitable place to give birth as long as you feel comfortable and safe there. Most healthy women with normal pregnancies are suitable candidates for a homebirth. There is much to prepare and become informed about, find out more here!
From getting your spouse and family on board to wonderful podcasts, useful links and inspirational stories, the resources page is here to support you on your home birthing journey.