Win free birth pool hire!

We’ve just added a new type of birth pool to our hire range – the Oat Milk Professional birth pool. To celebrate, we’re giving away one Oat Milk pool hire FREE. You can also opt to have the pool dropped off to you and picked up again after your birth by the pool coordinator. To … Read more

Mandates open letter

To Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins, Ministry of Health, New Zealand College of Midwives and Midwifery Council of New Zealand. Unuhia te rito o te harakekeIf you remove the central shoot of the flax bush Kei hea te kōmako e kō?Where will the bellbird find rest? Whakatairangitia, rere ki uta, rere … Read more

Prime Minister Jacinda Adern with baby Neve and midwife Libby

Open Letter to Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern

Dear Prime Minister, Today is International Day of the Midwife. Normally I would write in a formal tone but to be honest, I’m too exhausted to come up with the words. I can barely think so you’ll need to excuse me writing from the heart. Perhaps you can appreciate that more – I certainly appreciate … Read more

Screenshot of the New Zealand Herald article "Comment Art Green and Matilda Rice's home birth - be sure you know the risks"

Response to Anonymous South Island Doctor (NZ Herald)

On the 9th of September the New Zealand Herald published an article titled “Comment: Art Green and Matilda Rice’s social media post irresponsible – home births risky” by an ‘anonymous Kiwi doctor’ . The headline was changed to ‘Comment | Art Green and Matilda Rice’s home birth – be sure you know the risks’ and … Read more

Annual General Meeting 2019

Chair’s Report Minutes Financial Report Statement of Finances

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Open Letter To NZCOM regarding Dec issue of Maternity News

20 December 2017 To the Committee of NZCOM Firstly we would like to express our delight at the focus of the latest issue of Midwifery News on primary birth settings. As was expressed so well in several articles across the magazine, there are multiple advantages to mothers and babies when birthing in primary settings, and … Read more

Huckleberrys Food

Steering Committee 15 March 2017 Meeting Minutes

Present: Bridgette, Natasha, Rose, Marie, Sandy. Cake was awesome. We need more meetings about meetings (regular?). With cake. Central meetings need evening facilitator and morning meeting still needs a second. After the poll about ads in the main group, conclusion was there should only be our events and no ads. Reasons for this are: future … Read more

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Hear the Roar Aotearoa

A one day conference on why kindness, compassion and respect matter in maternity care. Several Auckland HomeBirth Community volunteers attended the Hear the Roar Aotearoa conference at WINTEC in Hamilton on Tuesday. We had the wonderful privilege to listen to speakers Ross Lawrensen (Professor of Population Health at Waikato University), Soo Downe (OBE, Professor of … Read more

Response to the NZ Herald article

Today the NZ Herald published a front page article entitled “Baby health concerns” (along with similar articles on other media outlets) based upon the Comparison of Maternity Care Models study by the University of Otago. Auckland Homebirth Community would like to iterate midwife-led continuity of care as safe, expert, healthy and satisfying. A recent Cochrane … Read more

Why Not Home Film

Why Not Home? Auckland Film Screening

Dr. Michelle Minikel thought home birth was crazy–until she got pregnant. Turns out she’s not alone. Why Not Home? exposes a secret from within the medical community. A small but growing number of doctors, midwives, and nurses who attend birth in the hospital are choosing to have their own children at home. Through the compelling … Read more

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