The growing body of research into homebirth highlights the many advantages of having a baby at home. If you have a low risk pregnancy then research shows that the home is actually the safest place for you to birth your baby. Historically homebirths were supported by privately practising midwives in Australia. However, problems with the international insurance industry led to issues providing this essential service. The strong demand by midwives and pregnant women for access to homebirth led to the publicly funded homebirth program.

Publicly funded homebirth is available for a small number o