‘I don’t care what kind of birth you have…a homebirth, scheduled cesarean, an epidural hospital birth or if you give birth alone in the woods next to a baby deer. I care that you had options, that you were supported in your choices and that you were respected.’ January Harshe
Hello there, so glad you found this site!
A seedling for this site was planted in late 2017 at the Homebirth Australia Conference, where birthworkers and mothers enthusiastically agreed that Australia could benefit from a one-stop perinatal website. A site where growing families could find unbiased information about their choices from pregnancy to after birth.
After a lazy presence on social media and lots of learning on my behalf, the Womb website is finally here. Womb has been an ongoing project of mine, while juggling family and a midwifery degree. So teaching myself web building has taken its time and will likely throw many more curve-balls. Please bare with me while I continue to learn and balance writing articles with finishing placements!
Although the idea for this site grew from Australia’s small homebirth community, these pages are for anyone who finds themselves pregnant, regardless of how they want to birth. The purpose of this website is to support growing families to make informed choices, by sharing knowledge and the latest evidence in maternity care.
Womb intends to be an inclusive website for all pregnant people and their families. Throughout the pages of this site, both female and gender neutral terms have been used in an effort to maintain balance.