Referrals to Birth for HumanKIND

Our one-on-one doula volunteer support is available to any pregnant woman who is economically disadvantaged and meets at least one of the following criteria:

  • at risk of perinatal depression and anxiety
  • under 25 years of age
  • experiencing homelessness
  • a refugee, asylum seeker or newly arrived migrant (within 5 years)
  • has a history of mental illness, drug and alcohol misuse, trauma and abuse issues
  • of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • lacking a birth support person

If you are unsure whether you or your client meet our eligibility criteria, please contact us to discuss, as we assess each referral on a needs and availability basis.

We welcome self-referrals from expectant mothers and referrals from agencies and services. Referrals can be made at any stage during the pregnancy. The service is completely free of charge and based on need.

Please be aware that referral does not guarantee a volunteer doula due to the availability of volunteers and the volume of referrals we may be receiving. The earlier out from a woman’s Estimated Due Date that we receive a referral, the higher the chances of a volunteer doula being available.


 

To refer to our doula support program, please email a completed Referral Form to referrals@birthforhumankind.org or call 1300 073 086 for more information. 

We are also able to supply brochures for your agency to distribute to potential clients alongside an info pack for agencies in understanding and recommending our service. Please email us to request an Agency Info Pack.