+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    351
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked
    27
    Reviews
    0

    Default Home water birth in western Sydney

    So I have been looking into what kind of birth options are around and I think I would like to have a home water birth. I don't want to be in a place full of sick people, with nothing familiar around me. I want our baby born in a nice comforting environment where I have all my things that I could potentially want or need. Where my DH can be comfortable when I don't need him for support.
    The only problem is I'm having trouble working out where to start? My DH isn't keen on doing it if there isn't someone there who knows what they're doing, and tbh I would really like someone there to help guide us through it. But I am not sure where to find someone? Do hospitals over midwives to do home births?

    ****help!****

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    690
    Thanks
    230
    Thanked
    163
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Hospital midwives won't do homebirths. Your best bet is an independent midwife. You'll book a midwife from early on in your pregnancy and they'll look after you the whole way, right up into the postpartum period so you'll always have help when you need it You and your DH can interview a few until you find one that fits with you both, hopefully this will reassure your DH that birth is normal and safe.

    You'll be able to search for a midwife here: http://www.midwivesaustralia.com.au/?page_id=68 or here: http://www.bubhub.com.au/hubbub-blog...-in-australia/
    Last edited by BH-tech; 17-08-2015 at 10:57. Reason: Link Update

  3. #3
    headoverfeet's Avatar
    headoverfeet is offline The truth will set you free, but first it will **** you off. -Gloria Steinem
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    18,954
    Thanks
    3,142
    Thanked
    4,892
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    You can find contact details here too

    http://www.homebirthsydney.org.au/?q=node/77

    I'm not sure where St George Hospital is but they run a homebirth program as well.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    690
    Thanks
    230
    Thanked
    163
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Oops silly me, i didn't think about the hospital having a homebirth programme - i'm not in NSW. Yes, that would be another good option. Be aware of any restrictions in that programme however that may mean you cannot have a homebirth with them later down the track. Ask loads of questions!

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to champagne For This Useful Post:

    headoverfeet  (11-09-2012)

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    351
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked
    27
    Reviews
    0

    Default Home water birth in western Sydney

    Thanks for the advice! I will ask my dr about any home birth programs at the hospital and look into private midwives. This is my first baby, so I'm not sure where to start with a "normal" hospital birth let alone a home birth. I guess I have plenty of time!


 

Similar Threads

  1. Newbie from Western Sydney
    By Mama Mandi in forum Introductions
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-10-2012, 12:58
  2. 3D 4D ultrasound in Western Sydney
    By Mum of KJ in forum Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 06-06-2012, 21:25

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
sales & new stuffsee all
The Little Gym Bella Vista
Get ready for some serious, fun gymnastics! The Little Gym Bella Vista
The world’s premier experiential learning and physical development center for children ages 4 months - 12 years. Create opportunities for your child to try new things and build self-confidence, all with a grin that stretches from ear to ear
featured supporter
Little Kickers NSW
Little Kickers was launched in 2002 in the UK and arrived Down Under in 2009. Our motto is “Play not Push” and we provide a positive fun-filled soccer program for children aged 18 months -7 years in a vibrant, group play environment.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!