About

Who is Homebirth Australia?

HBA is the peak national body for Homebirth in Australia. For over thirty years, HBA has worked to support consumers and midwives who choose homebirth. The organisation is run by volunteers – consumers and midwives.

Homebirth Australia aims to:

  • support the rights of homebirth parents to choose how, where and with whom they give birth.
  • increase public awareness and acceptance of homebirth.
  • provide communication and support to members of Homebirth Australia.
  • provide information to parents planning homebirth.
  • provide information, support and networking to service providers.
  • convene an annual national conference.

If you are interested in having a homebirth and want to contact a private midwife you can find a midwife in your local area here or please contact Homebirth Australia.

Disclaimer – The information included on this site is for educational purposes only. This website is not a substitute for health and medical advice from a qualified health professional. Users of this website should always seek the advice of a qualified health professional with any questions they have regarding their health or a medical condition.

Homebirth Australia Committee 2017

Committee

Coordinator – Clara Domingo

Clara is the mother of three kids, all of them birthed naturally and two of them born at home. With her positive and goal oriented vision, Clara brings her experience and her passion together to help women during one of the most important time of their lives, the transition to motherhood.

 

Assistant Coordinator – Elizabeth Murphy

I am a midwife of many years and for the past 3 years I have been a homebirth midwife, finally living my dream! I am living and working in Central Victoria. I love being able to practice midwifery in a way that allows me to truly be “with women. I wish that more women knew how beneficial homebirth is for the whole family.

 

Treasurer – Amantha McGuinness

I live in Sydney with my husband Cyril and our two energetic sons 11yo Ayden and 6yo Eli. A difficult first birth that ended with a caesarean ignited my passion to help women to birth their babies and led me to becoming a doula and childbirth educator and having a healing HBAC for my second sons birth. We are now expecting another baby and planning to birth at home again.

I have previously volunteered for Homebirth Access Sydney and was the Facebook page Administrator for the Sydney & Central Coast VBAC/NBAC support group for two years. I joined the Homebirth Australia Committee in 2014 as the newsletter editor prior to becoming the Treasurer in 2016 and the Coordinator in 2017. Apart from volunteering and birth advocacy I love indulging in my creative outlets through painting, belly casting, belly dance and mehndi (henna art).

 

Secretary – Rachele Meredith

Editor – Cara MacDonald

Assistant Editor – Tere Garnons-Williams

Coopted committee members – Kathy Johnson (Email administrator)