- Homebirth means you plan to give birth at home under the care of a midwife.
- Homebirth can be an option if you are healthy, have a low-risk pregnancy and are able to access a maternity hospital quickly and easily.
- In Victoria, homebirth is available through selected public hospital homebirth programs or with a private midwife.
- To practise in Victoria, midwives must be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. You can check this by using the search function on the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency website.
- It is important that you fully understand your options and make an informed decision about your care during pregnancy and birth by speaking with your doctor or midwife.
- You can change your mind about having a homebirth at any time and decide to give birth at a hospital instead.
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