Friends of The Birth Centre

Our Latest Birth Stories

Read these beautiful birth stories kindly shared by our members.

What We Do & Simple Ways You Can Help...

Friends of the Birth Centre promotes and supports birth centres, continuity of midwifery care and birth choices for women. You can help our cause by becoming a friend through donations, membership or volunteering for our organisation. Read here to find out how to become a friend.

FBC Activities

Parents Groups

Parents Groups Brisbane, Toowoomba, Gold Coast, Mackay and Townsville. The FBC actively brings families together to share birth experiences and provide on-going support and friendship amongst people who celebrate the values of natural childbirth and positive parenting. Come and join us at a morning tea near you and find a welcoming parents’ group.

Lobby Group and Consumer Representative

The option for a woman to choose and have aceess to birth centre care or other midwifery-based models of care is the cornerstone of our organisation. We support midwives and other health practitioners who respect a woman’s childbirth choices.

We act as consumer representatives for safe birthing options at maternity hospitals in Brisbane and beyond and interface with other ‘maternity rights’ groups to lobby for access to national birthing options which promote safe, natural processes.

Fundraising Body

Most Queensland birth centres are publicly funded which means they can benefit from additional financial assistance. FBC strives to improve the resources, facilities and equipment of birth centres (one of the only ways to access water birth in Brisbane and Queensland) by keeping in regular contact with midwives regarding their needs.

Our fundraising activities range from cake stalls to cookbooks, grants and competitions, as well as advertising in our newsletter and our valued memberships. Most importantly our fundraising is fun!

FACILITATING A FAMILY’S JOURNEY TOWARDS A POSITIVE BIRTH EXPERIENCE

WE HOLD A PASSIONATE BELIEF

“That birth is a normal, natural and safe process, and that birth with a known midwife in a comfortable setting offers the best outcomes for mother, baby and family.”

WE SUPPORT & PROMOTE

  • Continuity of Midwifery Care
  • Birth Choices
  • QLD Birth Centres
  • Positive Birth Experiences

I was incredibly lucky and blessed to be accepted to the Birth Centre. They have an amazing philosophy. Women are encouraged to trust their bodies, trust that women have given birth naturally… well.. since life began, and if there are no obvious reasons for complications the birth could be a very natural and magical experience.

Anastasia
AnastasiaMum of Little AishaRead Aisha’s Birth Story

I was so humbled to have such a gentle and calm birth, and so pleased that my daughter had been brought into the world so peacefully. Every woman deserves the chance to give birth in such an empowering manner and I’m so thankful to be given the opportunity to do so through the Birth Centre with my beautiful partner, fantastic doula sister and wonderful photographer all by my side.

Dayna
DaynaMum of Little Avalon JoyRead Avalon Joy’s Birth Story

The continual phone support from the Birth Centre for several weeks after was fantastic and we never felt alone. We cannot thank Karen Hollindale enough for her brilliant support prior to and during labour.  Without her guidance we would be without the magical memory and sense of achievement we experienced, birthing our Jack, NATURALLY, as we wished.

Katie
KatieMum of Little Jack AnthonyRead Jack Anthony’s Birth Story

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