Camphill Homebirthing Services

Supporting childbirth for over 30 years

Camphill Homebirthing Services | Tasmania

When I began Midwifery practice, ultrasound scans and long lists of screening investigations did not exist. Prediction of expected time of arrival of a baby was based on a woman’s knowledge of her body cycles, rather than an operator of a “machine”. Twins were born unexpectedly and babies were free to assume a breech position.

Over many decades of practice, the knowledge I have accumulated has been from women, showing me how it is done, trusting in the innate normal business of growing, building and breastfeeding their babies. Naturally, if I can provide women with the knowledge of screening tests available, then the woman can make an informed choice about having those tests.

When I work with a woman during her pregnancy journey, I strive to encourage her to prepare for the transition to motherhood without fear.

I walk with the woman, trusting in her ability to give birth in her own unique way, for each baby this is different.

When we meet, I respond to her uniqueness and this is one of the joys of one-on-one care.

I am proud and happy to be of service to birthing women, wherever the woman chooses to birth, but I do predominantly attend homebirth.

Over many decades of practice, the knowledge I have accumulated has been from women, showing me how it is done, trusting in the innate normal business of growing, building and breastfeeding their babies.

Love is the eternal first breath
- Vanna Bonta
Sarah. Mum. Baby number 6.
Annie was our midwife for the home birth of our baby girl. I loved Annie from the moment I met her for her calm yet steady spirit. I love that she trusted me, which only increased my confidence in what I knew my body could and would do in bringing our baby earth side. I've come to learn that birth is different every time; just as each child is uniquely different. Birthing with Annie felt like such a relief. Like, "Yay! Annie's here." And yet, she just peacefully walked me through it and let me do it all my way in my own time.
Dan. Dad. First homebirth for boy number five.
I found homebirth to be a much smoother and less stressful environment for my wife and our family. It took away all logistical complications but also the typical hospitalised "talk" of complications. We could just be together like any other day only welcome a new member of our family and that made it peaceful. To watch my wife finally feel safe and "at home" in birth made all the difference for her. It was truly, unforgettably special for us all.

Contact Annie

0400 898 220
03 6239 6699
anngill.popelier@gmail.com