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Auckland HomeBirth Community is an inclusive, non-profit community organisation supporting individuals, whanau/families and health providers with support, information, meetings, a lending library, and birth pool hire.

International evidence shows birth at home is a safe and gentle way to welcome babies, where families can be involved and connected.
Home birth – it’s your choice!

Birth Pool Hire

Submersion in warm water has been shown to be a safe, relaxing, enjoyable and satisfying way to labour and birth. Hire is from 37 weeks pregnant until birth.

Latest News and Articles

Fence with 'Pool Closed" sign on it and a swimming pool in the background

Alternatives to waterbirth

There are times that birthing in water may be desired but due to various circumstances, isn’t possible. In this article, we discuss the intensity of…
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Screenshot of Saraswathi Vedam's presentation, "Home or Hospital: Holding the Space for Human Birth" at TEDxAmherstCollege (YouTube video)

Homebirth Papers

On this page, you can find a list of research, studies, meta analyses, reviews,  summaries, etc. on home birth to date. If you know of…
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Events

We organise film screenings, family days and other pregnancy, birth and parenting related events.

Birth Stories

When empowered birth stories are shared, the strength, joy and wonder of birth can be experienced and celebrated. These stories have the power to be inspiring and life changing.
These are the shared stories of families from around the Auckland Region.

A photographic story

I’m blissful, so in love, so grounded and proud all my mahi paid off, being healthy, prepared, educated and connected. Our birth was spiritual, healing, hormonal, intense and full of ahua and wairua. I was…
April 2015 lunar eclipse

Octavia’s birth

Octavia’s birth. (Or the coming of the blood moon baby lol, and why I chose a home birth) I had my first baby in 2012, back then the idea of having a baby in any…
Birth Story: Willow's Journey

Willow’s Journey

This labour was so different from my last two. I was fully expecting the same pattern of nothing and then straight into active labour of about three hours long. But after 12+ hours of very…
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