Friends of Belmont Birthing

Birthing Facts

Articles & Research papers

Towards Normal Birth

published by NSW Government

Caseload Midwifery reduces caesarean rate

Study of 2,314 Melbourne pregnancies

2013 Home Birth study

The first national evaluation of nine publicly funded home birth programs

Maternal Decision Making

by Australian Medical Association. Know the boundaries of decision making for care givers, mothers and babies during labour and pregnancy.

We deliver - magazine article

published by Newcastle's Child

Cochrane Summary: comparing models of care

Independent high-quality evidence for health care decision making.

2013 Major Midwife review

Article discussing the results of the Cochrane review above.



Birth Skills

by Juju Sundin, featuring Sarah Murdoch

Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering

by Dr Sarah Buckley

Birthing From Within

Pam England

The Pink Kit

(online shop)

Ina May's Guide to Childbirth

by Ina May

Kim A's (one of Belmont's midwives) top 3 reading list for pregnancy:

  1. Gentle Birth Gentle Mothering by Sarah Buckney
  2. Ina May's Guide to childbirth by Ina May Gaskin
  3. Birthing from Within by Pam England and Rob Horowitz



Australian Breastfeeding Association

1800 mum 2 mum

Please note these books and articles have been mentioned because they were found useful by supporters of Friends Of Belmont Birthing, and are not officially endorsed by BMGP.