Referrals to Birth for Humankind

We provide free services for women who are experiencing financial hardship and at least one of the following:

  • Under 25
  • At risk of perinatal mental health issues
  • Experiencing homelessness
  • Newly arrived migrant
  • Refugee background or seeking asylum
  • History of mental health issues
  • Current or historical substance misuse
  • Experience of trauma, abuse and/or family violence
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Lacking a birth support person

If you are not sure if 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 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 complete our online referral form here (a copy of your completed form will be emailed to you for your records).

If the estimated due date is within the next 4 weeks, please call our doula program supervisors on 1300 073 086 before completing this form.

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.