The Waikato Home Birth Association Inc (WHBA) is run by a group of volunteers passionate about home birth who provide information and support for birthing women and their whānau. We encouraging women to actively explore and research all their options and to make choices for a better birthing experience.
Home birth philosophy is based on the beliefs that for well women, birth is a normal, healthy, active process that in the majority of cases should not require medical or technological intervention. And birthing women and their partners have the right to retain ultimate control over their birth and the decisions which affect them and their bodies.
Our membership subscriptions fund the mahi we do in the community, sharing the home birth philosophy throughout the Waikato and beyond. As part of this we’re committed to raising the level of knowledge and acceptance of home births within the community and providing opportunities for empowering and supporting women through knowledge and experience sharing.