Gentle birth houses
Welcome to Hygieia Health, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to reducing and treating birth trauma. Our mission is to promote and advocate for private birth houses and home birth programs throughout Australia, with the ultimate objective of reducing birth trauma.
We believe that every woman has the right to give birth in a safe and empowering environment, with continuity of care and women-centred care being a top priority. That’s why we are dedicated to establishing a nationwide network of Gentle Birth Houses. These houses will offer a professional and home-like environment for women to give birth under the care of an endorsed midwife, ensuring continuity of care from pregnancy through to postpartum.
Our Gentle Birth Houses will provide midwifery-led care that is tailored to meet the unique needs of each woman. Women-centred midwifery care is essential for promoting the physical, emotional, and psychological well-being of both the mother and baby. It recognizes the unique needs and preferences of each woman, and provides personalized care that is tailored to meet those needs. This approach to care empowers women to make informed decisions about their own health and the health of their baby, and it promotes greater satisfaction and a more positive birth experience. Ultimately, women-centred midwifery care plays a critical role in reducing the incidence of birth trauma, and ensuring that every woman has a safe and empowering birth experience.
Studies have shown that midwifery-led care is associated with better birth outcomes and fewer interventions, while also promoting greater satisfaction and a more positive birth experience for women. Our Gentle Birth Houses will provide the highest quality of midwifery-led care, ensuring that women are supported throughout their pregnancy, birth, and postpartum period.
By providing a more personalized and intimate birth experience, with the comfort of a home-like environment, and the highest standards of midwifery-led care, we believe that the establishment of Gentle Birth Houses will offer women a much-needed alternative to hospital birth. This will not only reduce the incidence of birth trauma, but also promote safer, personalized, and empowering birth experiences for all women.
Join us in our mission to reduce birth trauma, and promote safe, personalized, and empowering birth experiences for all women in Australia.