CEO Recruitment

With change comes opportunity, and we are excited to announce that we are now recruiting for a new CEO! We are seeking a strong, experienced leader with expertise in fundraising and advocacy within the community services sector, and who has a passion for maternal and/or women’s health outcomes. If you are a CEO or senior… Read more

Our Top 5 Highlights in 2017

2017 has been a year full of milestones and with the Holiday Season upon us, we have put together a list of our Top 5 Highlights from the year that’s been! 1. Our Celebration Evening & AGM It is uplifting, inspiring and energising to be surrounded by a room full of people as passionate about your… Read more

Recruiting Bicultural Doulas

Over one third of women we support at Birth for Humankind were born overseas or come from non-English speaking backgrounds. We are creating a community of volunteer doulas (birth support workers) as diverse as the women we support. We are currently seeking women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to undertake a four day internationally-certified doula… Read more

AGM and Annual Celebration

We are thrilled to announce that our AGM and Annual Celebration Evening will be held on October 19 2017 at the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre, Melbourne. Gather your family and friends and come celebrate the year with us, hear more about our work and be inspired by an exciting program including very special guest speaker –  Angela… Read more

Submission to Inquiry into Perinatal Services

In July, we made our first submission to a Parliamentary Inquiry as part of the Victorian Inquiry into Perinatal Services. Parliamentary inquiries offer a great opportunity for people in the community and organisations like ours to be heard and to shape public health policy. Making a submission formed part of our broader mission at Birth… Read more

Two new Board members join the team!

We are delighted to have expanded our Board of Directors by welcoming Kirsty Burke and Olivia Mason to the Board. Our voluntary board provides governance and vision for our growing organisation and all our board members are hands on, lending their skills and expertise in whatever way they can. Kirsty Burke joins Birth for Humankind… Read more

With privilege comes great responsibility.

A wearer of many hats — wife, mum, sister, leader, singer — our new CEO Olivia sat down to tell us a little bit more about herself, her family and what brought her back to Australia to work with Birth for HumanKIND. Originally from Melbourne, you have been living and working in South Africa for the past decade, the last… Read more

Mothering 101 comes to Flemington!

Every woman deserves access to the support she needs during pregnancy and birth, but there are too many women falling through the cracks. One such group are women under 25, or ‘young mums’ who regularly face discrimination and judgment in our maternal health system. We are on a mission to change that. Mothering 101 is an eight-week… Read more

Welcoming a few new faces!

What a bumper few months it’s been at Birth for HumanKIND and we’re delighted to introduce you to a few new faces! Welcoming our new CEO, Olivia Myeza!  We are thrilled to welcome a new CEO, Olivia, to lead our team and organisation into the future. Originally from Melbourne, Olivia has been living and working in South… Read more

A new tradition to honour every mother and baby we support

One of our lovely team members had the idea that each time one of our volunteer doulas supports a woman through pregnancy and birth, we will tie a bead onto a branch in honour of her and her new baby. The more women we support, the more beautiful the branch will become! The beads have… Read more

She waits.

She waits with me, Patiently, In a world that doesn’t wait. Willingly, in a time that doesn’t give. With Kindness, in a place that is frightening. With Laughter, that melts away my fear. With Strength, that reminds me I am strong. With Song, to welcome my baby today.       This beautiful poem was penned by… Read more

Lighting the path through labour

Led by our Doula Coordinator & Supervisor, Glenys, we have a little ritual here at Birth for HumanKIND HQ! When we receive news that one of our clients has gone into labour – we light a candle. Lighting candles has many spiritual meanings in cultures around the world. It can represent the light of a… Read more