Resources for pregnancy and birthing
Services and Associations
Homebirth Australia is a group of consumers and midwives committed to ensuring the survival of homebirth as a birth option for Australian women, with the overall aim of public funded homebirth across the country.
The ABA is an organisation of people interested in the promotion and protection of breastfeeding. Amongst these are breastfeeding women and their partners and health professionals such as doctors, lactation consultants and midwives.
The Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) runs the National Breastfeeding Helpline 1800 mum 2 mum (1800 686 268). The Breastfeeding Helpline is available 7 days a week. It is staffed by trained, volunteer counsellors who answer calls on a roster system in their own homes.
In traditional Chinese medicine terms, acupressure points prompt the body to work more efficiently. From a medical model, they can be viewed as promoting the release of endorphins; blocking the pain receptors to the brain; dilating the cervix; and increasing the efficiency of the contractions.
Download a full copy of ‘Debra Betts – Acupuncture and Acupressure for Pregnancy and Childbirth’ either the full copy or just the summary pages.
Download a very informative free eBook about Aromatherapy for Pregnancy; written by Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner Vicki Hobbs from Perth.
This eBook gives a basic overview of aromatherapy in pregnancy, labour, birth and the postnatal period highlighting the important things to help mums and their birth partners understand how they can use essential oils confidently and safely.
Free Resources from Hypnobirthing Australia
- The Business of Being Born
- Micro birth
- Freedom for Birth
- Orgasmic Birth
- Birth as We Know It
- What Babies Want
- Born in Water
- The Big Stretch
- Breast is Best
- A Breech in the System