Articles

Auckland HomeBirth Community holds birthing at home and physiologic birth (regardless of place of birth) at it’s heart. We collect articles from diverse authors, including our own steering committee, community members and guest authors.

In this category we cover a range of topics on pregnancy, birth, the 4th trimester, human rights and other interesting birthy topics.

If you are wondering what you need for a home birth, we recommend starting with the Home birth supplies article.

 

A practice of decolonisation

A practice of decolonisation

To me home birth is a philosophy, not confined to the walls and roof of a whare but much more, it is a way of being that frees you from the confines of a Western society. Home birth is a ...
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'Birth Basket' containing supplies for during labour and birth and just after birth.

Home birth supplies

Basic must haves A waterproof mat - this can be a blanket over the top of tarpaulin or a plastic drop cloth, a waterproof backed picnic blanket, a birth mat (instructions on how to make one here), etc. Two buckets ...
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Place of Birth - How much choice do we have?

Place of Birth – How much choice do we have?

We are a fly on the wall at the first appointment a pregnant mother is having with their midwife or obstetrician, their LMC (Lead Maternity Carer). Among other things, we watch the expectant mother given a pamphlet or other information ...
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What you need for home water birth

What you need for home water birth

What you may need: The pool itself – you may like to partially inflate or set up the pool, and then finish it off once labour has commenced Some have suggested having a nice throw over to hide the birth ...
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