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Homebirth Stories

In this section of our website you can read stories about other parents’ experiences of homebirth. Pregnancy and birth stories are a great way to learn about situations similar or different to your own. We’d love you to send us your own story to share with others.

The joy of having a homebirth is that your birth can be unique to you and your family in a way that isn’t always possible in a hospital. Our homebirth stories tell of women who made this birthing journey at home; with the surroundings, objects and people they love around them. These are women who have followed their dream about how they wanted to bring their baby into the world.

Birth is joyful, intense, emotional, demanding and life-changing… all at once. The home environment is uniquely placed to naturally allow birth to enfold at its own pace, in its own way. In these homebirth stories women tell their experiences of first meeting their baby – sometimes intense, sometimes harrowing, sometimes with unexpected twists and turns, and always life changing. There’s nothing quite like a woman’s personal telling of her own birth story.

An Unplanned Homebirth

I was five days overdue and I'd been having what I thought were mild contractions on and off all day. By 4:30pm they were about 15 to 20 minutes apart. I rang the labour ward at the hospital and was told to stay at home until the contractions were four to five minutes apart. When I explained to the midwife that I lived 30 minutes from the hospital and asked if I should come in sooner just to be safe,

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Jayden Singh Cheema Natural Home Lotus Birth

Verena and Bobby are excited to welcome their first son Jayden Singh Cheema into this wonderful world. He was born on Thursday the 30th of June 2011 at 3:58 am through a natural home-lotus birth at 41 weeks (49 cm and 3 kg). We are very thankful for the guidance, calmness, support and wisdom we received from our midwife Rachele Meredith. Jayden is an amazing, grounded, alert and healthy child and we are so thankful, overjoyed and blessed to have