Welcome

Auckland HomeBirth Community is a 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!

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Meetings and events

Explore the practicalities, safety, and wonder of homebirth with your local Auckland Homebirth Community Group located on the North Shore, West, Central, East and South Auckland.

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

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.

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“The wisdom and compassion a woman can intuitively experience in childbirth can make her a source of healing and understanding for other women.”

Stephen Gaskin

Latest News

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 proof - avoids the problems of eventually having too many ads from too many different people (even with the 1 per month restriction) and people's posts getting swamped by ads and getting lost Instead there will be a resource file where people can add their ... 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 Midwifery Studies at the University of Central Lancashire and Author/Editor of The Roar Behind the Silence), Sheena Byrom (OBE, Midwifery Consultant and Author/Editor of The Roar Behind the Silence), Robin Youngson (Cofounder of Hearts in Healthcare, Anesthetist), Tanya Maloney (Commissioner, Women's Health Transformation, Waikato District ... Read More
A photographic story

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 visited by my tupuna, my ... Read More
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 other setting but hospital scared ... Read More
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 irregular, intense but short surges ... Read More