A final evaluation of the trial has been completed and the Publicly Funded Homebirth Trial Final Evaluation Report can be found here.
ACT Health’s homebirth trial gives women in the ACT an option to birth in the comfort and familiarity of their own home.
The 3-year trial commenced in October 2016, with 1 to 2 homebirths being offered each month since February 2017. At the end of this trial, participating women can provide feedback on their homebirth experience. This feedback can help us determine whether homebirth should be an ongoing option for birthing in the ACT.
The trial is available to women who meet the eligibility criteria and who live within the identified catchment area below.
A process review was completed in May 2019 and the interim evaluation report is now available.
For more information, please contact the Birth Centre at the CHWC on 02 5124 7625 between 8:30am and 4:30pm, Monday to Friday.