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

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

Hear the Roar Aotearoa logo

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

AHBC Supporting Midwives

We Love Our Home Birth Midwives! Evening

As part of Home Birth Awareness Week (Labour Day 26th October – 1st November), the home birth community is giving back to our midwives! Midwives are an invaluable part of our community. They work long hours, at all times of the day and night and are on call to drop everything to help mothers, parents … Read more

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